William Pleasants oral history interview

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  • Document Type:
    Electronic Resource
  • Online Access:
    http://cdm16769.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16769coll1/id/3176
    http://cdm16769.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getthumbnail/collection/p16769coll1/id/3176
    http://worldcat.org/oclc/900768693/viewonline
  • Additional Information
    • Publisher Information:
      National Museum of the Pacific War 1997-02-21
    • Added Details:
      Alexander, William; unknown
      Pleasants, William
    • Abstract:
      The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an oral interview with William Pleasants. Pleasants was born in Canon City, Colorado in 1919. He graduated from the University of California in 1942 and enlisted in the United States Navy. After training, Pleasants applied for and received a commission. He was assigned to Patrol Torpedo Boat Squadron 22 (RON 22) based on the island of Corsica. He served as the executive officer aboard PT-309 [this boat is on display at the museum]. He tells of participating in 75 combat patrols during the period of April 1944 through May 1945 with the primary mission of attacking enemy shipping along the coasts of Italy and France. He transported French commandos to the shore two days before the invasion of Southern France where he was wounded by shell fire from German shore batteries. Pleasants also delivered General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny to a destroyer for a secret meeting. He also mentions participating in the capture of Italian MAS boats.
    • Subject Terms:
    • Availability:
      Open access content. Open access content
      CC-BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
    • Note:
      audio/mp3; application/pdf
      English (en)
    • Other Numbers:
      TXMPW oai:cdm16769.contentdm.oclc.org:p16769coll1/3176
      OH00216
      900768693
    • Contributing Source:
      NATIONAL MUS OF THE PACIFIC WAR
      From OAIsterĀ®, provided by the OCLC Cooperative.
    • Accession Number:
      edsoai.ocn900768693
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