Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of William Towles. Interview conducted by King, Natalie at Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:35 Place of birth; 1:05 Family & Occupation; 1:32 Education prior to service; 1:53 Family opinion on entering the war; 2:20 Enlistment in US Navy; 2:50 Feelings about enlistment; 3:42 Basic training and posts; 4:12 Basic training and technical school details; 4:47 First active duty assignment; 5:25 Daily life on a ship & job details; 6:00 Job Responsibilities; 6:21 Patrol Craft Escort; 6:45 Discharge from military after war; 7:20 Feelings on leaving military; 7:56 Highest rank; 8:08 Returning to school after military; 8:45 Occupation after school; 9:08 Keeping in touch with fellow sailors; 9:50 Benefiting from naval education; 10:20 Military experience influence on life decisions.

Date of Birth

1927-03-30

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1945-03-01

1946-09-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Patrol Craft Escort

Highest Rank

Electronics Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class; ET3

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

King, Natalie

Interview Date

2-27-2015

Location of Interview

Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Subjects

Towels, William B.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; 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

Contributors

King, Natalie

Length of Interview

12 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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