Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Jack Morrison. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at Winter Park, Florida.

Log

0:01 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

1916-11-11

Place of Birth

Peterson (Iowa)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Iowa

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1941-02-10

1968-07-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

VM 1st 224; VM 1st 224

Location of Service

Great Lakes (Ill.); Japan; Little Creak (Va.)

Highest Rank

Colonel; Col

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Battle of Kwajalein Atoll

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Peterson

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

Summer 6-29-2016

Location of Interview

Winter Park, FL.

Subjects

Morrison, Jack; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

63 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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