James M. Mertz Oral History Interview

Oral History #OH0116
Lennon, Donald R.; Mertz, James M.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 13 pages
Preferred Citation
James M. Mertz Oral History Interview (#OH0116), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Mr. Mertz, a native of Greenich, Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University, grew up sailing in Long Island Sound. He was commissioned as a US Naval Reserve officer on active duty in 1941.

Scope and arrangement

After subchaser duty in the PC 544 in 1942, he spent six months on the staff of Subchaser Training Center. In November 1943 Mertz assumed command of the USS STURTEVANT (DE 239) in which he participated in convoy duty to the Mediterranean and the Irish Sea.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of James M. Mertz

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Mertz, James M.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Sailing--New York (State)--Long Island
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Mediterranean Sea