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.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
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
Pharmacist's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer; PHM2
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Eniwetok; Battle of Leyte; Battle of Luzon
American Service Medal; Asiatic–Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Medal; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal
"Most proud of the hospital built for civilians in Cavete where I helped to provide treatment for them." - The veteran.
The veteran served with Marine unit as Navy Corpsman.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida
Wolf, Robert F.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Wolf, Robert Franklin interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 605.