Interview with Joe Scannell Simms, September 22, 1988

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Joe Scannell Simms talks about his service with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 27th Regiment, 5th Marine Division. He discusses his Browning Automatic Rifle and describes action on Iwo Jima, practice landing at Maui, and loading into LTCs. simms describes the shelling of Iwo Jima, hitting the beach, digging in, and engagement with the enemy. He also talks about his experiences as a wounded soldier and the horrors of an artillery barrage.

Interview Accession

1988oh219_ww107

Interviewee Name

Joe Scannell Simms

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1988-09-22

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Simms, Joe Scannell Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 22 Sep. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Simms, J.S. (1988, September 22). 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.

Simms, Joe Scannell, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. September 22, 1988, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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