George W. Jahn, interviewed by Morgiana Halley
Scope and Contents
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.
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From the Collection: English
NA4292 Retired Rear Admiral George William Jahn (1915-1999), interviewed by Morgiana Halley, December 13, 1989, aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Topics include: the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien; the Murmansk Run; German night attacks lighting up the sky; heavy weather; surviving the Japanese torpedo attack on and sinking of the American Merchant vessel Manini; race relations aboard ship; and draft dodgers. Audiofile: c751, side A, 1 hr. Interview and obituary summary. Text: 3 pp.
- Initiation rites Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Liberty ships -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merchant mariners -- United States -- Interviews Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Murmansk (Russia) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Liberty Ship)
- SS Manini. (Cargo Ship)
- SS William Matson. (Liberty Ship)
- Tirpitz. (Battleship)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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