Roland D. Mower, Mount Pleasant, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, June 28, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 458 & 459

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Title Roland D. Mower, Mount Pleasant, Utah: an interview by Winston Erickson, June 28, 2002: Saving the Legacy tape no. 458 & 459
Alternative Title Roland D. Mower, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Mower, Roland D., 1928-
Contributor Erickson, Winston P., 1943-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2002-06-28
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Aleutian Islands, Alaska, United States; Japan; Vietnam
Subject Mower, Roland D., 1928- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American; Atomic bomb--Testing; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American
Keywords Sailors; Operation Crossroads; Air Force pilots
Description Transcript (42 pages) of an interview by Winston Erickson with Roland D. Mower on June 28, 2002. From tape numbers 458 and 459 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Mower (b. 1928) recalls his childhood in rural Utah. He received his initial military training from the Utah State Guard, which he joined at the age of fourteen. In 1994, at the age of sixteen, he joined the U.S. Navy, with his parents' permission. He served in the North Pacific and the Aleutian Islands before being sent to Japan. He participated in "Operation Magic Carpet," in which his ship picked up Marines from Iwo Jima and took them back to the states. His ship was also involved in "Operation Crossroads," a test of the nuclear bomb in the Bikini Islands. He was discharged in 1948 at the age of nineteen. He later joined the Air Force and served in Vietnam. Interviewed by Winston Ericson. 42 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 42 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/s64j2h6x
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Military operations, Naval--American; Atomic bomb--Testing; Vietnam War (1961-1975); Military operations, Aerial--American
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1035549
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