Oral History Interview with John Lloyd Ruddick, September 9, 1994

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Transcript of an interview with John Ruddick, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Melvin during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Ruddick discusses the Marianas invasion, the Carolines invasion, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Battle of Surigao Strait, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Kurile operations, and the occupation of Japan.

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[7] 179 p. ; ill. 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Ruddick, John Lloyd, 1923- September 9, 1994.

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Transcript of an interview with John Ruddick, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Melvin during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Ruddick discusses the Marianas invasion, the Carolines invasion, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the Battle of Surigao Strait, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Kurile operations, and the occupation of Japan.

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[7] 179 p. ; ill. 28 cm.

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Interview conducted in 1994 for the World War II Pacific War (Naval Engagements) Oral History Project.

Appendix includes photocopies of John Ruddick's pre-interview information for the University of North Texas [1 p.] and photocopies of documents concerning the USS Melvin and its crew [5 p.]

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Ruddick, John Lloyd, 1923-. Oral History Interview with John Lloyd Ruddick, September 9, 1994, book, September 9, 1994; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1857717/: accessed August 13, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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