Oral History interview of Peter Hand. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at University of Central Florida.
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
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Vietnam Era; Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
34th Replacement Draft 3rd marine Division
Location of Service
Guam; Iwo Jima
Private First Class; PFC
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Iwo Jima
Congressional Citation; Purple Heart
Rifleman; on Iwo Jima was a part of a beach group; service and supply
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida.
Hand, Peter; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES, "Hand, Peter interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 440.