Interview with Morris S. Collier, January 11, 1988

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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In this interview, Morris S. Collier, who served with Company D, 192nd Tank Battalion, discusses the action he saw in the Philippines. He describes tank incidents, Japanese airplanes attacking an American tank, and a small bomb hitting a tank. Collier talks about trying to avoid enemy airplanes and abandoning tanks. He describes Japanese/American engagement at Corregidor, falling back to Bataan, and his experience as a wounded soldier. Collier discusses preparation for surrendering, destroying tanks, and an earthquake experience. He describes surrendering to the Japanese, experiences on the Bataan Death March, and hospitalization. Collier also talks about his experiences as Cabanatuan, working in a coal mine at camp in Honshu, and undergoing appendix operation. He discusses the atomic bomb, shock waves, passing by Hiroshima, and airdrops by American airplanes. In addition, Collier talks about his homecoming.

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1988oh051_ww098

Interviewee Name

Morris S. Collier

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1988-01-11

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Collier, Morris S. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 11 Jan. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Collier, M.S. (1988, January 11). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Collier, Morris S., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. January 11, 1988, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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