Doss A. Dean, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, July 19, 2000: Saving the Legacy tape no. 76

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Title Doss A. Dean, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, July 19, 2000: Saving the Legacy tape no. 76
Alternative Title Doss A. Dean, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Dean, Doss A., 1919-2012
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2000-07-19
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Australia; New Guinea
Subject Dean, Doss A., 1919-2012--Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Military operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Ordnance
Description Transcript (34 pages) of an interview by Winston Erickson with Doss A. Dean on July 19, 2000. From tape number 76 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Dean (b. 1919) was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, but grew up in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He discusses his family life, schooling and the Depression. He graduated from Jordan High School and attended Utah State Agricultural College for two years, where he participated in ROTC. He was drafted into the Army July 1941 and joined an ordnance group at Fort Douglas, Utah. He boarded a ship headed for the Philippines in early December 1941, which was redirected to Brisbane, Australia, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. His duty in Australia included longshoreman and handling ordnance for planes during the Battle of the Coral Sea. He moved to New Guinea and discusses the conditions there and his duties. He returned to the US in September 1944 and was assigned to McClelland Field, Sacramento, destroying ordnance until he was discharged in September 1945. After the war, Mr. Dean worked as a carpenter in construction and also in the mink trade. Interviewed by Winston Erickson. 34 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 34 pages
Language eng
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6hm7bhw
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1033092
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