Interview with Ernest Wainscott, April 2, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

volunteered for U.S. Navy; trained at the Great Lakes Naval Base; served on USS Blakely (light destroyer); duty in North Atlantic-- Mediterranean and Caribbean; discusses convoy system (escorted supply ships from United States to England)-- German submarine attacks and German aerial attacks-- interrogation and murder of German prisoners of war-- knowledge of Jewish genocide in 1943-- shore leave-- sinking German submarines; mentions the USS Breckinridge and USS (Bore?); describes encounter with a sea monster.

Interview Accession

1985oh076_ww004

Interviewee Name

Ernest Wainscott

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-04-02

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Wainscott, Ernest Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 02 Apr. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Wainscott, E. (1985, April 02). 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.

Wainscott, Ernest, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. April 02, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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