Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Peter Hand. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at University of Central Florida.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:31 Family Background; 0:45 The Draft; 2:00 Boot camp/ Paris Island; 3:11 Camp Lejeune; 5:24 Tube Train/ Camp Pendleton; 11:39 8 weeks on the ship/crew; 13:30 No lights/Heat; 15:00 Number of Ships/ End of 8 weeks; 15:55 Pearl Harbor / No money; 17:54 Enewetak; 20:53 Guam; 22:15 LeJeune - 2nd Lieutenant; 29:28 Cape Johnson/Hiroshima; 34:43 Shore Party; 37:29 Explosions; 41:17 Incidences; 53:23 Hospital and Casualties; 57:04 Shower; 59:45 Ship AH-9; 1:04:28 Guam Hospital /Pearl Harbor; 1:06:15 San Francisco; 1:06:59 Hospital Train to Charleston, South Carolina; 1:10:09 German Prisoners of War; 1:11:10 Moved from Charleston Naval Hospital; 1:15:01 Local contact in Guam/Hiroshima; 1:16:00 Family contact/ personal accounts; 1:20:35 National Archives/ personal accounts; 1:24:43 End of service/ coming home to family; 1:27:10 Contact post-service; 1:27:33 Completion of Interview.

Date of Birth

1924-08-18

Place of Birth

Boston (Mass.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Massachusetts

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1944-06-21

1945-11-21

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

34th Replacement Draft 3rd marine Division

Location of Service

Guam; Iwo Jima

Highest Rank

Private First Class; PFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Iwo Jima

Medals

Congressional Citation; Purple Heart

Achievements

Rifleman; on Iwo Jima was a part of a beach group; service and supply

City of Birth

Boston

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

2-9-2016

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida.

Subjects

Hand, Peter; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

88 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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

Semester

Spring


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