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    • Oral history interview with Louis A. Bianco on 2005 Dec. 11

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy -- Postal Service; U.S.S. John W. Weeks (DD-701)
    • Interview conducted by Arianne Salcito. Louis A. Bianco was drafted on his 18th birthday, and travelled to New Haven, with some friends from Waterbury, to undergo tests and a physical. He was able to join the U.S. Navy, and in January of 1944,...
    • Oral history interview with John J. Donovan recorded 2006 Nov. 24

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Coast Guard; General W.P. Richardson (Ship);
    • Interview conducted by Brett Bloom. John J. Donovan lived in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford, CT when he decided to join the military. He joined the Coast Guard and went to Sheepshead Bay, NY for basic training. After graduating from...
    • Oral history interview with Norman J. Taillon  recorded 2007 April 13

    • Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Norman J. Tailon enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. At the time he was living in Bristol, CT. He attended basic training in Sampson N.Y, and then later was transferred to Key West (FL) for sonar training. He...
    • Oral history interview with Sarando Giftos recorded on 2008 February 2

    • Tarawa (Aircraft Carrier: CV-40); United States. Navy -- Firemen; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
    • Interview conducted by Jane L. Natoli. Sarando Giftos enlisted in the naval reserves in March of 1945, and was called into active duty just a month later. He went to the Sampson Naval training station in New York for his basic training, and then...
    • Oral history interview with Joseph F. Wargo recorded on 2009 May 2

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943;Midway, Battle of,...
    • Interview conducted by Tom Benemann. Joseph F. Wargo enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1940. He went to basic training in Newport, R.I. He enjoyed basic training, and then went on to Machine School to become a machinist. He was then assigned...
    • Oral history interview with William T. Gresh recorded 2005 May 6

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy -- Signalman; Seaplanes -- American...
    • Interview conducted by Vincent Roche. William Gresh was drafted just after his graduation from high school in 1943. He volunteered for the U.S. Navy, and was soon on his way to Sampson, NY for boot camp. After a short leave, Gresh again went to...
    • Oral history interview with Nicholas J. Lavnikevich, recorded 2004 Jan. 30

    • Military hospitals; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Connecticut; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy --...
    • Lavnikevich enlisted in the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor. He was a Registered Nurse and was immediately assigned to a clinic at the Chelsea Naval Hospital with the rank of Chief Pharmacist Mate.. He was then assigned to the "Surge", YP417, a...
    • On board patrol craft, USS YP-417

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; United States. Navy -- Sea life
    • Nicholas Lavnikevich and other sailors relaxing on deck of USS YP-417. Nicholas is seated with his back to the camera.
    • Synopsis of Oral History Interview with Nicholas J. Lavnikevich, 2004 January 30

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narrative, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; Medicine, Naval; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; V-J Day, 1945;
    • Oral history interview performed on January 30, 2004 by Eileen Hurst, Associate Director of Central Connecticut State University's Center for Public Policy and Social Research. The interview details Nicholas' military training and service during...
    • 52nd Army Field Hospital campus on Guadalcanal

    • World War, 1939-1945; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Hospitals, Naval and marine -- Solomon Island;
    • Photograph of hospital tents and bunker. In the lower right corner of the photograph is the bunker (hole in the ground covered by logs) where patients were relocated during Japanese shelling.
    • Group of newly initiated 'shellbacks.'

    • World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
    • Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...
    • American military cemetery on Guadalcanal

    • World War, 1939-1945; Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943; Cemeteries -- Guadalcanal
    • The grave in the forefront (24-10) of the photograph belongs to D.A. Joy, the son of Nicholas Lavnikevich's nursing school instructor. D.A. Joy was a member of the Marine 1st Division.
    • U.S. troops aboard ship as they depart for home

    • World War, 1939-1945;United States. Marine Corps -- Officers; World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation;
    • VMB - 613 Squardon members departed Kwajalein and Eniwetok aboard USS Salamaua (CVE-96) and USS Alnitah (AK-127) on October 25th and 27th. Arriving ar Sanfrancisco on November 15th and 21th, Stanford Inman was processed through San Francisco and he...

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