Herman Cox World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Herman Cox World War II Interview

Subject

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

Description

Herman Cox was a Merchant Marine during the Second World War. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on March 15, 2007, Cox talked about his experiences, and how the Merchant Marine contributed to the war effort. Cox was born on August 23, 1927, in Pleasanton, Kansas. As a teenager, he worked at the Kansas City Terminal Railway Company. He joined the Merchant Marine on September 26, 1944. He received training on Santa Catalina Island. During his service, he worked on several tankers transporting oil along the West coast. Following the war, Cox married his wife, Bettie Weems, on September 26, 1947. He passed away in 2017.

Creator

Cox, Herman

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

2007-03-15

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/cox-herman-wwii-interview-20070315
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
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

Herman_Cox WWII Interview 20070315

Coverage

California
1941 - 1947

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Cox, Herman

Location

Douglas County (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

2:04:47

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
1625 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Cox, Herman, “Herman Cox World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1733.

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