William B. Martin Oral History Interview

October 2. 2013
Oral History Interview #OH0267
Creator(s)
Martin, William B.; Dembo, Jonathan, 1948-
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1 hour, no transcription
Preferred Citation
William B. Martin Oral History Interview (#OH0267), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Oral history interview with William B. Martin, Professor Emeritus from the College of Education at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, relating to his experiences (1941-1945) in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including his participation in the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.


Biographical/historical information

William B. Martin was born on October 29, 1924, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and died on December 27, 2015, in Greenville, North Carolina. His naval service began with attending Quartermaster School in Newport, Rhode Island, after which he was assigned to the USS ANN ARUNDEL, a troop ship, just before Christmas 1943. He served throughout the remainder of World War II and during the early post-war period as a Quartermaster 3d Class aboard the USS ANN ARUNDEL (AP-7).

Martin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clarion University (PA), his Master's degree from Arizona State University at Tempe, and his Doctorate degree from George Peabody College in Vanderbilt University (TN). His teaching career reached across several states and he eventually settled in the Department of Secondary Education in the College of Education at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, where he retired in 1990 as Professor Emeritus after thirty-one years.

He has been very involved with the Pitt County Mental Health Association and both nationally and locally with The Arc of the United States.


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Accessioned by Martha Elmore

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

General note

1941-1945


Related material

William B. Martin Papers (#1226) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA


Key terms
Personal Names
Martin, William B.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy
Topical
Quartermasters--Pennsylvania--McKeesport (Pa.)
Teacher educators--North Carolina--Greenville