Phillip Godwin World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Phillip Godwin 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.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care.

Description

Phillip A. Godwin served in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman first class from 1946 to 1948. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston on June 18, 2007, Godwin talked about his experiences during the Second World War. Godwin was born on January 24, 1928, in Indiana. He moved to Hutchinson, Kansas in 1943. In May 1946, he enlisted in the Navy. He went to corpsman training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and to the corps school in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was assigned to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, where he tended to the wounded, returning soldiers until 1948. Photographs of Godwin in his uniforms are also available.

Creator

Godwin, Phillip

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

2007-06-18

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. This interview can be used freely for purposes beyond 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 and photographs, go to: https://archive.org/details/godwin-phillips-wwii-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/212773
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

Godwin_Phillips WWII Interview
Phillip Godwin in Navy 003
Phillip Godwin in Navy 004

Coverage

Philadelphia (Pa.)
1946 - 1948

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Johnston, Pattie

Interviewee

Godwin, Phillip

Location

Lawrence (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

1:02:13

Bit Rate/Frequency

221 kbit/s (audio)
2440 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Godwin, Phillip, “Phillip Godwin World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed October 26, 2021, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1797.

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