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William K. Jones Oral History Interview, May 25, 1976, July 14, 1976, September 29, 1976, January 28, 1977

(Oral History #OH0033)

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Title: William K. Jones Oral History Interview
Creators: Jones, William K.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.035 Cubic feet, 7 audiocassettes, 6.25 hour, 126 pages .

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General note

1938-1970

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

William K. Jones Oral History Interview (#OH0033), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William K. Jones

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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General Jones graduated from the University of Kansas in 1937 and was commissioned 2d Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1938. He describes his early military training, the Marine Corps in the late 1930s, and duty on the Pacific Coast. Jones tells of being transferred to the Atlantic coast prior to the outbreak of W.W. II, shore patrol at Charleston, S.C., and duty at a British base in Iceland.

During interview #2 General Jones discusses his service in the South Pacific during World War II. Attention is given to duty and battle campaigns in and around New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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