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Description

Oral history interview of Donald Kaup. Interview conducted by John Grande at the veteran’s home in Orlando, Florida on February 14, 2017.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:30 Birth date/place; 0:40 Parents occupation; 1:00 His children; 1:40 Siblings; 2:00 Education; 3:30 Enlistment; 3:55 What influenced him to join the Navy; 4:32 Bootcamp; 6:05 Pearl Harbor as his first assignment; 6:55 Life at Pearl Harbor; 7:25 his job aboard the ship; 8:25 His experience on the USS Medusa; 9:20 Experience during the Pearl Harbor attack; 10:40 Hearing the commands during the attack; 11:30 Bombs falling nearby; 12:00 The Medusa shooting down planes during the attack; 13:10 Repair work during Pearl Harbor attack; 13:40 Where he was sent after Pearl Harbor; 15:00 Ship run aground during a storm; 16:00 Other islands and Australia; 17:05 The Admiralty Islands; 17:25 Leaving the USS Medusa; 17:55 Assignment to USS Acuba; 18:35 Passing through the Panama Canal; 19:40 Going to the Philippines; 20:20 Typhoon in the Philippines; 22:00 End of World War II; 23:55 Retirement from Navy and Civilian Job; 24:45 Closing thoughts on the Navy; 25:15 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1916-11-21

Place of Birth

Skamokawa (Wash.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Washington

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1941-01-27

1970-09-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Medusa; USS Hecuba; USS Butner; USS Bottineau; USS Latimer; USS Sabine; USS Zelima

Location of Service

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii); New Hebrides; New Guinea; Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Sydney (N.S.W.); Admiralty Islands (Papua New Guinea)

Highest Rank

Chief Machinist's Mate; CMM

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Pearl Harbor

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; World War II National Defense Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; World War II National Defense Medal; China Service Medal; Korean Service Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Includes the veteran's handwritten notes.

City of Birth

Skamokawa

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

2-14-2017

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Kaup, Donald Kenneth; 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.

Transcript

Available

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Grande, John

Length of Interview

26 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Spring

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