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dc.contributor.authorWatson, James H.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-18T19:08:13Z
dc.date.available2015-06-18T19:08:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-12-02
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.washcoll.edu/handle/10090/24336
dc.description.abstractJames H. Watson, interviewed on December 2, 2013 by Shane Benz, Rachel Brown, and Michael Buckley, left the University of California Berkley in 1941 to volunteer in the U. S. Navy, were he would serve until the end of World War I. After completing an accelerated Navy officer training program, Watson was assigned to a team of destroyer escorts whose primary job was anti-submarine warfare. He also served on a series of Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT). Watson recalls a number of personal accounts including his rescue of a young Japanese girl and getting caught on a coral reef that his UDT was clearing with explosives. At the end of the war, Watson left the U. S. Navy and returned to California to finish his college degree.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWashington College; C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experienceen_US
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dc.publisherC.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStoryQuest WWII Veterans Project;
dc.relation.ispartofseries;SQ-2013-Watson-01
dc.subjectNavy; Pearl Harbor; Underwater Demolition Teams; UDT; atomic bombs;decommissioning; destroyer escort; island hoppingen_US
dc.titleJames H. Watson Interviewen_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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