Oral History interview of Roger Rose. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Veteran's Retirement Community, Winter Park, FL.
0:00 Introduction; 0:29 Early Life/ Parent's Occupation; 1:18 Brother's training accident and death during military service; 3:10 Education/ Reason for joining the Navy; 5:45 Family's military service; 6:17 Flight Training; 8:30 Additional Flight Training; 9:45 Assignment to Ft. Lauderdale/ TBF Flight Training; 11:05 Description of the Grumman TBF Plane; 12:25 Assignment to Glenville, IL/ Qualification to Land on an Aircraft Carrier; 13:30 Assignment to Seattle, Washington/ Further training on Aircraft Carrier; 14:04 Assignment to San Diego, California/ Pacific cruise; 17:12 Mission with War Correspondent, Hal Boyle; 18:00 Continued Description of Pacific Cruise; 19:55 Assignment in Miami/ Training requirement; 20:57 Honorable Discharge; 21:08 Favorite Plane; 22:38 Anti-Submarine Unit/ Description of Duty; 27:02 Favorite Recreation places/ Guantanamo Bay; 28:05 Remaining in-contact with Family while overseas; 28:37 Medals Awarded; 29:00 Career after Military Service/ Gulf Oil Career; 30:36 Home life after the military; 31:30 Piloting after Military; 32:35 Anecdote about Night Flying Exercises; 34:48 Education after leaving the Navy; 35:25 Life after leaving the military; 35:42 Reflection on Military Career; 37:21 Advice for perspective sailors/ Reflection on Naval Flying Training; 38:40 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Saint Paul (Minn.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Naval Reserve
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.); Glenville (Ill.); Seattle (Wash.); San Diego (Calif.); Miami (Fla.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
"Got deployed to Pearl Harbor in August of 1945 and the war ended before he saw combat." - The Interviewer.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Veteran's Retirement Community, Winter Park, FL.
Rose, Roger; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Naval Reserve
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, "Rose, Roger interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 475.