Gerald Roderick Interview
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SubjectNavy; FBI; long range navigation; LORAN; PBY Catalina; PV-1 Ventura; zeros; Pacific theater; Leyte Gulf; Quonset huts; American Campaign Ribbon; World War II Victory Ribbon; Aleutian Islands
AbstractGerald Roderick, interviewed by Brady Townsend and Molli Cole on June 19, 2014, shares the story of his father, Donald Roderick, who served in the Navy as a pilot in Alaska during World War II. D. Roderick enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and was commissioned to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. As a pilot, he flew a PBY Catalina and PV-1 Ventura. For his service, D. Roderick was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon, American Campaign Ribbon, and the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Ribbon.
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