Joseph J. Milcic, 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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NA4299 Joseph J. Milcic, interviewed by Morgiana Halley, January 20, 1990, aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA. Topics include: joined the Merchant Marine between age 15-16, lied about his age; speed of convoys in the North Atlantic; cargo carried; loss of human lives; rescuing torpedo attack survivors; rough weather; recreation aboard ship; initiation of Greenhorns and "Fool's errands," keys to the locks of the Panama Canal; crossing the Equator; ethnic relations aboard ship; sleeping fully-dressed and wearing lifejacket when in a war zone; and working after the war. Audiofile: c757, 1 hr. Interview summary. Text: 2 pp.
- Liberty ships -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Merchant mariners -- United States -- Interviews Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Naval convoys Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- SS Bert Williams. (Liberty ship)
- SS Jeremiah O'Brien. (Liberty Ship)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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