Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of William Coates. Interview conducted by Dull, Joshua at Veteran's Residence.

Log

0:38 Birthplace; 0:48 Parents; 0:58 Childhood; 1:20 Why Join the Navy; 1:37 Family Reaction; 1:55 Basic Training; 2:41 Boot Camp; 2:54 Radio School; 4:04 Adjusting to Military Life; 4:51 Okinawa, Patrol Ship; 5:29 Radio Operator; 6:12 Life Aboard Ship; 7:38 Recreation; 8:06 Contacting Family; 8:48 Routine Experience; 9:09 Return to the States; 9:48 Philippine Liberation; 11:25 Coworkers; 12:21 Returning Home; 12:47 Electric Company; 13:12 Readjusting to Civilian Life; 14:11 Moving to Florida; 14:44 Wife; 16:16 Victory Over Japan Day; 16:48 Did Not Partake In Benefits; 17:39 Closing Comments; 17:56 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1924-10-05

Place of Birth

Woodstown (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-01-26

1946-03-09

Entrance into Service

Unknown

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Thomason; DE203

Location of Service

Sampson (N.Y.); Norfolk (Va.)

Highest Rank

RM2C

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Pacific Ocean theater; American Theater (World War II); Philippines Campaign

Medals

Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon; Good Conduct Ribbon; American Theater Ribbon; Victory Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Achievements

Operated ships radio.

Note

Awarded Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 stars.

City of Birth

Woodstown

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Dull, Joshua

Interview Date

Fall 11-29-2016

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residence

Subjects

Coates, William E.; 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

Dull, Joshua

Length of Interview

18 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

Fall


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