Interview with John H. G. Kelly, May 22, 1985

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

John H.G. ("Skeets") Kelly volunteered for the Navy and served as a turret officer aboard the USS Maryland. He participated in operations throughout the Pacific, including Saipan, Leyte, and Okinawa. The Maryland was hit by a Japanese torpedo off the coast of Saipan, then sent to Pearl Harbor for repairs, where it was almost burned by a saboteur. It was caught in a typhoon en route to Palau, and attacked by kamikazes at Leyte and Okinawa. Kelly describes life aboard the battleship, and discusses the Battle of Leyte Gulf in detail.

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1985oh113_ww013

Interviewee Name

John H. G. Kelly

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1985-05-22

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Kelly, John H. G. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 22 May. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kelly, J.H. (1985, May 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.

Kelly, John H. G., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. May 22, 1985, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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