Documenting History: Oral History Project

The Unique Story of a Three Time Purple Heart Decorated Marine: An Interview with William Mancke, a Veteran of Tinian, Roi-Namur, Saipan, and Iwo Jima

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The Unique Story of a Three Time Purple Heart Decorated Marine: An Interview with William Mancke, a Veteran of Tinian, Roi-Namur, Saipan, and Iwo Jima

Subject

oral history
WWII
World War II
Pacific Campaign
1940s
Japan
military history

Description

The purpose of this oral history is to acquire a deeper understanding of the infamous battles of Iwo Jima and Saipan as well as the entirety of the Pacific Campaign through an interview with William Mancke. This project aims to extract the emotions, opinions, and personal experiences of a young marine during these events, which cannot be replicated by any typical textbook. Furthermore, this narrative of Iwo Jima and Saipan strives to be unique through the stories of a former 17-year-old marine thrust into four Pacific Island battles.

Creator

Cameron Harris

Source

American Century Project

Publisher

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Date

February 14, 2017

Contributor

Alex Haight

Format

74 : bound ; 28 cm. + 1 USB.

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Cameron Harris

Interviewee

William Macke

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Citation

Cameron Harris , “The Unique Story of a Three Time Purple Heart Decorated Marine: An Interview with William Mancke, a Veteran of Tinian, Roi-Namur, Saipan, and Iwo Jima,” Documenting History: Oral History Project, accessed January 28, 2021, http://documentinghistory.org/items/show/37.

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