Interview with Lee Philip Ebner, October 22, 1987

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

served in the Navy as a signalman; on board the USS West Virginia in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack - describes enemy airplanes coming over-- bombing of Ford Island-- aftermath of the attack - sunken ships-- sailors covered in oil-- rescuing men below decks on the West Virginia-- watching the USS Arizona roll over; describes action in the South Pacific - patrolling on the outskirts of the Marshall and Gilbert Islands-- firing on a Japanese troop ship-- rescuing American pilots from the water-- describes delivering fire support to the Marines at Iwo Jima-- kamikaze attacks at Okinawa; talks about V-J Day; describes action in the Philippines - Battle in the Surigoa Straits; talks about atomic bomb testing at Bikini Island

Interview Accession

1987oh203_ww095

Interviewee Name

Lee Philip Ebner

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1987-10-22

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Ebner, Lee Philip Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 22 Oct. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Ebner, L.P. (1987, October 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.

Ebner, Lee Philip, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. October 22, 1987, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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