Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Louis Zeller. Interview conducted by Thorp, Alex at Winter Park, Florida.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:40 Radio Operator for Navy; 1:54 Growing up in Baltimore; 3:40 Hearing about Pearl Harbor/ Response to it; 6:22 Bootcamp in Virginia; 7:50 Parents came to visit at Boot-camp on Birthday; 8:39 Advanced Training in Boston to operate Radio; 10:40 Assigned in Brazil; 12:29 Being assigned to the Ticonderoga; 13:40 Briefly being in Hawaii/ Hula show on Carrier; 14:21 Ticonderoga moves into Japan; 16:34 Kamikaze attack/ loss of communication; 18:24 Being sent home to go to Navy school as a reward; 20:13 Working for Martin Marietta Corporation after the war; 25:00 Keeping contact with people he served with; 25:45 Advice for people who are contemplating joining the service; 30:00 Final thoughts/ Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1921-07-12

Place of Birth

Baltimore (Md.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Maryland

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-07-03

1945-09-29

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Ticonderoga

Location of Service

South Pacific Ocean

Highest Rank

Radio Technician 1st Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Philippines Campaign; South China Sea Combat

Achievements

See video for details.

City of Birth

Baltimore

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

Summer 7-6-2016

Location of Interview

Winter Park, Florida.

Subjects

Zeller, Louis John; 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

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

32 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

Semester

Summer


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