John Gilmer Oral History Interview,

October 25, 2002
Oral History #OH0214
Albright, Alex; Dembo, Jonathan, 1948-; Gilmer, John
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0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, no transcription
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John Gilmer Oral History Interview (#OH0214), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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The U. S. Navy B-1 Band was the first all-African American band in the U. S. Navy during World War II. See also U.S. Navy B-1 Band Group Interviews OH #213.1-213.4; Interview with Simeon O. Holloway, OH #215; and Interview with Abe Thurman OH #216.

Biographical/historical information

Musician; U. S. Navy B-1 Band member

The U.S. Navy B-1 Band was the first all-African-American band in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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Encoded by Nanette Hardison, October 27, 2008

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Related material

Simeon O. Holloway Oral History Interview (Oral History #OH0215)

Abe Thurman Oral History Interview (Oral History #OH0216)

Key terms
Personal Names
Gilmer, John
Corporate Names
United States Navy B-1 Band
United States. Navy--African American troops--Interviews
African American musicians--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945