Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Jack Williamson. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Veteran's Retirement Community.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:35 Early Life; 1:12 Parent's Occupation; 2:34 Education; 3:02 Family & Friend's Military Service; 4:10 Uncle's Military Service as a B-29 pilot/ Relationship with this Uncle; 5:41 Other two uncles' military service; 6:35 Friends' military service; 6:55 Family reaction to joining the Navy/ End of war's effect; 7:48 Boot Camp/ Reaction to San Diego; 8:55 Memorable experiences about Boot Camp; 11:15 Advanced Training/IBM Punch Card Machine training; 12:52 Service in the Navy Bureau of Personnel/ IBM Punch Card system's use; 13:39 Day to Day work with the IBM Punch Card system; 14:45 Life during this service period at the Navy Bureau of Personnel; 18:08 Reflection on Life in Washington D.C.; 18:52 Collegiate education after military service; 19:24 Thought process on not re-enlisting or joining the Reserves; 20:30 IBM Punch Card service's effect on the post-military career/ Accounting; 24:12 Transition from military service; 25:05 Remaining in contact with fellow service members; 26:24 Family Member's service/ Williamson's son reflection on Williamson's service; 27:03 Reflection on the value of the US Draft and military service; 28:14 Concerns about Women serving in the Military/ Value of service for Men; 30:00 Assessment of personal service; 30:44 How Information was recorded on the IBM Punch Card; 34:27 Reflection on personal military service/ Accounting Career; 35:24 Conclusion Statement.

Date of Birth

1927-04-23

Place of Birth

Williamson (Iowa)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Iowa

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1945-10-30

1947-09-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Quarters K - BUPERS - Arlington, VA

Location of Service

San Diego (Calif.); Arlington (Va.)

Highest Rank

SPI

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal

Achievements

2nd Class Navy IBM Punch Card. Accounting Class.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Williamson

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

Summer 6-1-2016

Location of Interview

Veteran's Retirement Community

Subjects

Williamson, Jack O.; 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

Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

35 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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