Harold R. Jones World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Harold R. Jones World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
United States. Navy -- History.
Kansas -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Harold R. Jones joined in the United States Navy (Signalman’s Corps) in 1944. He served on the tugboat, the Sombrero Key, with the Merchant Marine until he was discharged in 1946. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 29, 2006, Jones talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Jones was born on June 14, 1926, in Oxford, Kansas. He graduated high school in 1944. After joining the Navy, he went to basic training at Camp Wallace, Texas, and then went to signalman’s school in Bainbridge, Maryland. Jones spent most of his service in the Pacific (China and Japan). After the war, he went to Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University). He then worked as a teacher and later as a principal. Jones passed away on October 29, 2010.

Creator

Jones, Harold R.

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2006-03-29

Contributor

Johnston, Pattie
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recording of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/jones-harold-r.-wwii-interview-3.29.06
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Transcripts for this project are available through the Kansas Memory Digital Collection: https://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218565
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Jones_Harold R. WWII Interview (3.29.06)

Coverage

Japan
China
1944 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Jones, Harold R.

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:55:08

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
1334 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Jones, Harold R., “Harold R. Jones World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed April 22, 2021, http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1804.

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