Richard E. Warner oral history interview, October 17, 1994
Date: Oct. 17 1994 |
Mr. Warner relates his experiences as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer and Destroyer Escort commander during World War II. He comments on his childhood in California, where he participated in Sea Scouts as a youth and graduated from The University of California--Berkeley in 1938. While in college he participated in Navy ROTC and reported for reserve duty in 1939. Mr. Warner describes his training at the subchaser training center and his service on the USS 631 and PC 1245. Details are provided of service as executive officer of the KENDALL C. CAMPBELL (DE 443) and his assignment to the USS GEORGE (DE 697). He comments on action as part of a Hunter-Killer Group (October 1944-August 1945) at Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Kerama Retto--Okinawa, and off Tokyo Bay. He also comments on entering Yokosuka Navy Base in Japan. Mr. Warner was released from active duty on October 16, 1945. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...