SQ 2016-Fenton Martin
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SubjectHomefront; Own Memories; Pearl Harbor; Victory Gardens; School; Navy Yard; Portsmouth Virgina; U.S.S. Williamsburg
Fenton L. Martin was born in 1928 in the town of Portsmouth, Virginia. Being in high school when the war began, he discusses his and his family’s experiences with rationing and gardening, his reactions from Pearl Harbor and VJ Day, and the changes that occurred in the Portsmouth community as a result of the war. He also worked in the Norfolk Navy Yard during the last few months of the war, and discusses his work as an electrical draftsman and his work on the presidential yacht-to-be, the U.S.S. Williamsburg.
Fenton Martin spent his time in Portsmouth, Virginia during WWII working on the stage crew for his high school and as an electrical graftsman in the Portsmouth Navy Yard. He discusses the effects of rationing and the population growth in Portsmouth.
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