William H. Aguilar, 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
NA4296 William H. Aguilar, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 17, 1990, Napa, CA. Topics include: anecdote about apple pie; experiencing a torpedo attack in the North Atlantic; classmate Gordon Pollard found among prisoners in the South Pacific; social relationships, bickering, rivalry; race relations aboard ship; superstitions; initiation of Greenhorns; night bombings; and Seabees transported into Tarawa. Audiofile: c754, 1 hr. Interview summary. Text: 2 pp.
- Initiation rites Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merchant mariners -- United States -- Interviews Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SS James Smith. Steam merchant. (Victory ship)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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