Leland Grammer World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Leland Grammer World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States -- History -- 1933-1945.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Leland Grammer enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1942. Interviewed on August 26, 2003, by Pattie Johnston as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Grammer talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Grammer was born on March 3, 1915, in Nebraska. Upon enlisting in the Navy, he went to Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He also attended a sixteen-week Naval course at the University of Kansas. Grammer discussed his time at KU. Following the course, Grammer became a machinist mate third class. Grammer was stationed at Pearl Harbor and served on the Ajax. He was discharged in 1946. After the war, he moved to Lawrence, Kansas, and worked at Miller Furniture until his retirement.

Creator

Grammer, Leland

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

2003-08-26

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 may also have interviews associated with this project. 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/grammer-interview
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/212300
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

Grammer Interview

Coverage

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)
1942 - 1946

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Grammer, Leland

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:48

Bit Rate/Frequency

317 kbit/s (audio)
10317 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Grammer, Leland, “Leland Grammer World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed January 18, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1716.

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