Interview with Clarence Gunther, September 21, 1987
Part of Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project
- Interview with Clarence Gunther, September 21, 1987
- Clarence Gunther; interviewee. Col. Arthur L. Kelly; interviewer.
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- Clarence Gunther served as a gunner in the Navy. He was aboard the USS Farragut during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and was wounded twice in the first few minutes of fighting. Gunther describes the confusion of the Americans during the first wave of the attack, their delayed response during the second wave, and the destruction in the aftermath. He recalls the scene along Battleship Row, including burning and sinking ships, and sailors swimming through fuel-oil fires. Gunther also survived a kamikaze attack aboard the USS St. George, off the coast of Okinawa. He discusses the attack and briefly mentions other actions in the Pacific, including the Battle of the Coral Sea.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941, World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese
- Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project
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