Oral History interview of Jack Morrison. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at Winter Park, Florida.
0:00 Introduction; 0:25 Early Life/ Parent's Occupation; 1:29 Pre- Military Education; 2:37 Post-Graduation Employment; 2:37 Post-Graduation Employment; 3:35 Decision to join the Marine Corps/ Process of Joining the Marine Corp's Reserve; 6:34 Family Reaction to Military Service; 7:35 Marine Corps Flight Training; 9:18 Hearing about Pearl Harbor; 9:48 Assignment as Instructor to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL; 14:25 Process to Qualify on an Aircraft Carrier; 21:08 Pros & Cons of WWII-Era Flying Equipment; 22:02 Operation in "Phoonie-Phoonie"; 26:35 Operations in Pacific Campaign/Tarawa/ Atoll Islands; 29:35 Orders from San Francisco to VMF 223/ New F4U; 35:01 Operations in August 1945 against Japanese Mainland; 37:32 Truman's Announcement of Hiroshima Bombing; 38:45 Bombing of Nagasaki; 39:51 Firing the Final shots of the war/ Personal Memory of the War; 42:15 Operations at the End of the War; 47:51 End of Tour of Duty in the Pacific; 48:05 Post- World War II service/ Reservist Commitment; 49:51 Transfer to Pawtuxet River, Maryland/ Post- War Assignments; 52:00 Assignment to post-War Japan/ and Southeast Asian Air Bases; 55:11 Assignment to the Pentagon and retirement in 1968; 55:57 Service during Korea/ No combat; 56:15 Activities after retirement/ Rio Pinar/ Golfing; 56:40 Not maintaining contact with other veterans/ not flying after service; 57:40 Reflection on military service; 58:45 Early Life in Hometown and College education; 1:03:18 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
VM 1st 224; VM 1st 224
Location of Service
Gilbert Islands; Marshall Islands; Philippines; Okinawa Island (Japan)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Winter Park, Florida.
Morrison, Jack; 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, "Morrison, Jack interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 479.