Interview with Edward Polin, Jr., February 4, 1988

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Tech. Sgt. Polin served in an all black quartermaster's depot attached to the 3rd Marine Division (Polin was the first African-American Marine from Kentucky-- fifth in the entire nation); served at Guadalcanal-- New Caledonia and Bougainville; discusses training - discrimination against black soldiers-- segregation of the troops; talks about ammunition dump blowing up at New Caledonia-- dead Marines being brought back from the field; mentions "Washboard Charlie" flying over Guadalcanal; talks about racial incidents in Louisiana and North Carolina.

Interview Accession

1988oh052_ww099

Interviewee Name

Edward Polin, Jr.

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1988-02-04

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Polin, Edward, Jr. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 04 Feb. 1988. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Polin, E., Jr. (1988, February 04). 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.

Polin, Edward, Jr., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. February 04, 1988, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7dfn10rs8n