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Description

Oral history interview of Ima J. Black. Interview conducted by Dalton Proctor at The Mayflower, Orlando, FL.

Log

00:40 Background; 1:30 How she joined the Navy and why; 3:15 Feelings about joining the service; 4:00 Reaction and feeling about the war; 5:55 Shipped to boot camp; 7:25 Assigned to Washington, D.C.; 10:15 Feeling about end of war in Europe; 10:30 Job after the war; 11:15 Life after the war; 12:45 Husband's career; 13:20 Time in Japan after the war; 15:00 Experience during husband's time in Korea and Vietnam; (Second Clip) 00:05 AWOL to go to Roosevelt's Funeral; 2:15 Took liberty time to go see Sinatra; 2:45 Concluding remarks

Place of Birth

Horton (Ala.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Alaska

War or Conflict

World War II,

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-08-12

1947-04-08

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

Washington (D.C.)

Highest Rank

Store Keeper First Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

American Campaign Medal; Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Won 3 Ribbons.

City of Birth

Horton

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Proctor, Dalton

Interview Date

4-25-2011

Location of Interview

The Mayflower, Orlando, Fla.

Subjects

Black, Ima J.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Navy

Collection Description

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

Length of Interview

21 minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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