Interview with William Francis Brown, November 2, 1989

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Served in the United States Navy as an Electrician First Class; served on board the destroyer USS Cassin-- the destroyer Balch and the (Quarterfield?); describes the bombing of Pearl Harbor - Japanese airplanes attacking-- abandoning the Cassin-- destruction on Battleship Row; describes the Battle of Midway-- screening the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise-- the sinking of the destroyer USS Hammann and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown-- rescuing the survivors of the Hammann and Yorktown.

Interview Accession

1989oh280_ww138

Interviewee Name

William Francis Brown

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1989-11-02

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Brown, William Francis Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 02 Nov. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brown, W.F. (1989, November 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.

Brown, William Francis, interview by Arthur L. Kelly. November 02, 1989, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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