Oral History interview of Clyde Crammond. Interview conducted by Stetson-Sato, Mia at Veteran's Home.
0:01 Introduction; 0:32 Date_Place of Birth; 1:47 Father's Occupation; 2:14 Enlistment; 2:48 Basic Training; 4:11 Special Training; 5:20 Assigned to USS Monrovia; 8:48 Why I Joined the Navy; 11:17 Battleships firing overhead; 15:22 5th Amphibious Force Pacific; 20:05 Blew up Japanese Bank; 22:55 Destroyer Escort 1177; 27:45 Two weeks R&R at Royal Hawaiian Hotel; 36:31 Nearby LCS hit by plane/ Pick up survivors; 39:29 Transferred to YPO Base; 41:41 Discharge; 48:25 Employment post-War; 61:49 Most Memorable Day; 63:24 Final Thoughts.
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
USS Monrovia; USS J. Franklin Bell (APA 16); AD Comm Fifth Phib Force; TCE 877
Location of Service
Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands); Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands); Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands); Angaur (Palau); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Ulithi (Caroline Islands); Leyte (Philippines); Iwo Jima; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Pacific Theater
Radioman Petty Officer 2nd Class; RM2
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Tarawa; Battle of Kwajalein; Battle of Eniwetok; Battle of Saipan; Battle of Tinian; Battle of Angaur; Battle of Ulithi; Battle of Leyte; Battle of Iwo Jima; Battle of Okinawa
Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Victory Medal; Letter of Commendation; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon
The veteran was member of 1st Comm team.
A general community member referred to the project through a member of LIFE. Medal details: Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 10 stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 stars.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Crammond, Clyde Nelson; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; United States. Navy
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 of, "Crammond, Clyde N. interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 377.