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

Oral History #OH0033

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William K. Jones Oral History Interview
    Creator: Jones, William K.
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.035 Cubic feet, 7 audiocassettes, 6.25 hour, 126 pages ,
  • Description

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

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