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Arrie W. "Artie" Grissom, interviewed by Morgiana Halley


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Two series by Morgiana P. Halley, one dealing with marine disasters in Newfoundland folk balladry and the other with marine convoys of World War II.


  • Creation: 1989-1990

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From the Collection: 2 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


NA4290 Arrie W. "Artie" Grissom (1927-2010), interviewed by Morgiana Halley, November 1989, in his motorhome near Berth 177, Wilmington, California. Arrie "Artie" Wade Grissom, originally from Arkansas. Topics include: WWII convoys; jinxed cargo; human casualties; unloading cargo at Tacloban airstrip in the Philippines; the Pacific theater; becoming ill with a lung condition that saw him medically surveyed out of the Navy; getting papers to serve in the Merchant Marine in 1945; Merchant Marine ships lost during WWII; 11 months in the Korean War; Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (KAL 007) shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor on Sept. 1, 1983; Navy pay compared to Merchant Marine pay; race relations aboard ship. Audiofiles: c749, 1 hr. Interview summary and obituary. Text. 4 pp.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
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