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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Robert F. Wolf. Interview conducted by Sharon Rodriguez at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on 06/07/2018.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:35 Childhood and family; 0:55 Parent's occupation; 1:05 Education; 1:25 Time prior to the Navy; 1:33 Choosing to enlist in the Navy; 2:08 Parents reaction to enlistment; 2:52 Boot camp/ Typical day; 6:33 Job in the Navy; 6:50 Duties as a Pharmacist Mate; 8:40 Hospital in San Diego (1943); 10:35 First impressions of the job; 10:50 Being sent to a civilian concentration camp/ Practicing combat training; 11:27 Being put into an ACORN unit/ Definition of an ACORN unit/ Duties; 12:15 Being in the Pacific: Leyte and Luzon; 13:30 Being transferred to and working in Cavite near Manila, Philippines; 15:50 Working with a Filipinos in the hospital; 16:50 Working under General MacArthur in the Pacific; 20:10 Being released from the Navy and the Point System; 22:05 Interaction with Civilians; 24:25 USS Currituck; 25:15 Most memorable experience while serving; 25:57 Awards and Commendations; 26:30 Working with Marines; 26:55 Leaving the service; 27:57 Returning to civilian life; 30:30 Reaction to the Atomic Bombs; 31:30 Remaining in contact with former servicemen; 33:33 Applying military training to civilian life; 34:40 Previously belonging to Veterans groups; 35:00 Meeting his wife; 39:05 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1925-01-23

Place of Birth

Sidney (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-10-22

1945-12-04

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

ACORN 19; ACORN 34; Independent duty; USS Carrituk

Location of Service

Great Lakes (Ill.); San Diego (Calif.); San Bruno (Calif.); Central Pacific

Highest Rank

Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer; PHM2

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Battle of Eniwetok; Battle of Leyte; Battle of Luzon

Medals

American Service Medal; Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal

Achievements

"Most proud of the hospital built for civilians in Cavete where I helped to provide treatment for them." - The veteran.

Note

The veteran served with Marine unit as Navy Corpsman.

City of Birth

Sidney

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Rodriguez, Sharon

Interview Date

6-7-2018

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida

Subjects

Wolf, Robert F.; 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

Rodriguez, Sharon

Length of Interview

40 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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