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Don L. Summerville oral history interview, January 15, 2000

Date: Jan. 15 2000 | Identifier: OH0180
Mr. Summerville, a native of Richmond, Virginia, discusses his youth during the depression, his decision to become a Merchant Marine in 1938, and jobs he held on various merchant ships along the Atlantic coast and on voyages to Europe. He comments on efforts to join the Navy at the outbreak of World War II and the Navy's encouragement of him to stay with the Merchant fleet. He reports on transport duty in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean as part of the Allied invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy; duty throughout the Pacific; and tanker duty after World War II until his departure from the Merchant Marines in 1955. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...
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