Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Eugene Roberts. Interview conducted by Joan Brownlow at Mr. Roberts' home.

Log

0:40 Rank Mr. Roberts reached while in the Navy; 2:20 Reasons for joining the Navy; 5:00 Earliest memories of Navy training school; 14:30 Contact with family during training in Navy; 16:00 Life at sea; 21:00 Unusual events experienced while overseas; 22:00 Being discharged from the Navy; 23:00 Thoughts on Navy organization; 24:00 What Mr. Roberts did in the weeks after the war; 27:00 Postwar college life and the G. I. Bill; 29:00 College experience at Washington University; 34:00 Life after school; 38:00 Life as an engineer; 39:00 Working at Lockheed Martin; 40:00 How did military experience affect thinking on military in general; 44:00 Final thoughts on training in the U. S.

Date of Birth

1927-01-01

Place of Birth

Unspecified

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Missouri

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1941-01-01

1946-12-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

Illinois; California; Chicago (Ill.); Guam

Highest Rank

Electronics Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class; ET2

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Obtaining his Engineer degree from Washington University where he designed the "Thing," a two-wheeled radio operated car

Note

In electronics training during WWII. On board ship in the South Pacific during V-J Day.

City of Birth

Missouri

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Brownlow, Joan H.

Interview Date

11-25-2010

Location of Interview

Mr. Roberts' patio

Subjects

Roberts, Eugene; 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

Brownlow, Joan H.

Length of Interview

45 minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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

Article


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