Interview with Sam B. Elery, July 10, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

In this interview, Staff Sergeant Elery, an African American soldier who served with a quartermaster company in North Africa and Italy talks about loading supply ships and hauling troops to the front. He mentions Tunisia and Sicily and describes enemy air attacks and German-American dogfights over Naples. Elery also discusses black market trading, segregation, and civil rights.

Interview Accession

1985oh172_ww026

Interviewee Name

Sam B. Elery

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-07-10

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Elery, Sam B. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 10 Jul. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Elery, S.B. (1985, July 10). 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.

Elery, Sam B., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. July 10, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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