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Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fouts, Alan A.

Oral History Interview with Donald Boots, May 17, 2001

Description: Interview with building contractor and Marine Corps veteran Donald Boots. The interview includes Boots' personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, childhood, boot camp, camouflage school, training in beachhead organization with the 4th Pioneer Battalion, mopping-up operations on Kwajalein, rest and retraining on Maui, being assigned as a BAR man, invading Saipan, and assaulting enemy caves on Saipan. Boots also talks about the stress of battle, returning to Maui for rest and retraining, the invasion of Iwo Jima, Japanese resistance on the Iwo Jima beaches, the rescue of his friend, his role in organizing the beach operation at Iwo Jima, establishing beach defenses on Iwo Jima, evacuating and returning to Maui, retraining and refitting for the invasion of the Japanese home islands, and the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Date: May 17, 2001
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Boots, Donald

Oral History Interview with Frank Curre, Jr., April 19, 2002

Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Curre Jr. The interview includes Curre's personal experiences about joining the Navy, boot camp, being aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and his subsequent experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Additionally, Curre talks about pre-war shipboard life and training exercises, his activities during the attack on Pearl Harbor, aftermath of the attack, his transfer to the yard minesweeper YMS-102 at Bremerton, Washington, operation around Midway Island, his transfer to the escort carrier Petrof Bay, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, kamikaze attacks, the Okinawa campaign, and continued combat against kamikazes.
Date: April 19, 2002
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Curre, Frank, Jr.

Oral History Interview with Herb Elfering, December 6, 2001

Description: Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Herb Elfering, The interview includes Elfering's personal experiences with a searchlight/radar battery, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, at camp Malekole during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Elfering also gives brief descriptions of his later experiences at Bougainville and Luzon.
Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Elfering, Herb

Oral History Interview with L. B. England, January 23, 2002

Description: Interview with Navy veteran L. B. England. The interview includes England's personal experiences while aboard the battleship USS West Virginia during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. England also talks about the death of his brother, Boyd England, who was killed on the West Virginia during the attack. The interview includes an appendix with an article about England.
Date: January 23, 2002
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & England, L. B.

Oral History Interview with Leon P. Sell, June 13, 1976

Description: Interview with Leon P. Sell, United States Army veteran from Wallis, Texas. This interview contains his experiences with the 25th Medical Battalion at Schofield Barracks during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He discusses being a first sergeant of D Company, 25th Medical Battalion and only being 18 at the time of the attack.
Date: June 13, 1976
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Sell, Leon P., Sr.

Oral History Interview with Sterling Edwards, May 9, 1974

Description: Interview with Army Air Corps veteran Sterling Edwards. The interview includes Edwards' personal experiences at Hickam Field with the 407th Signal Aviation Company during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative and letters.
Date: May 9, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Edwards, Sterling