James M. Mertz Oral History Interview, July 18, 1989

Oral History #OH0116

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: James M. Mertz Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Mertz, James M.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 13 pages ,
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of James M. Mertz

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    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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    Preferred Citation

    James M. Mertz Oral History Interview (#OH0116), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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