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Interview with Clarence Gunther, September 21, 1987

Part of Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Clarence Gunther, September 21, 1987
Creator:
Clarence Gunther; interviewee. Col. Arthur L. Kelly; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1987
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
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.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941, World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, Japanese
Type:
sound
Source:
Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7s7h1dk957/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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