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Oral History Interview with Ralph W. Nelson, April 18, 1996

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Transcript of an interview with Ralph W. Nelson, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences while aboard the submarines USS Batfish and USS Parche in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, San Francisco, California, 1942; early torpedo problems; his responsibilities as a fire controlman; assignment to the Batfish, 1944; various patrols in the Luzon Strait and Makassar Strait; lifeguard duty off Palau for downed airmen; transfer to the Parche, 1945.

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188 p. ; 28 cm.

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Maglaughlin, Barry & Nelson, Ralph W. April 18, 1996.

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Transcript of an interview with Ralph W. Nelson, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences while aboard the submarines USS Batfish and USS Parche in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Submarine School, San Francisco, California, 1942; early torpedo problems; his responsibilities as a fire controlman; assignment to the Batfish, 1944; various patrols in the Luzon Strait and Makassar Strait; lifeguard duty off Palau for downed airmen; transfer to the Parche, 1945.

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188 p. ; 28 cm.

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Interview conducted in 1996 for the World War II Pacific Theater (Submarine Service) Oral History Project.

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The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • April 18, 1996

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Maglaughlin, Barry & Nelson, Ralph W. Oral History Interview with Ralph W. Nelson, April 18, 1996, book, April 18, 1996; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1857725/: accessed June 27, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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