Oral History interview of Michael DeMatteis. Interview conducted by Barnes, Jessica at the University of Central Florida.
0:00 Interactions in Japan while in occupied Tokyo; 2:20 Interview introduction; 3:15 Reasons for enlisting; 4:15 On watch duty during an attack; 6:20 When veteran enlisted; 6:40 Experiences during training; 8:55 Description of being a Seaman First Class; 11:30 Description of arriving at Tokyo Bay after the war; 12:15 Experiences while travelling aboard an aircraft carrier during the war; 20:55 Experiences in Asia; 25:42 Discharged from the Navy; 27:25 Food in the Navy.
War or Conflict
World War II
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES; University of Central Florida
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "DeMatteis, Michael Generoso interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 131.