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William Augustus Read, Jr. Collection

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William Augustus Read, Jr. Collection

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Name:
William Augustus Read, Jr.
State of Birth:
MA
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-?
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
VPB 101 (Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron)
Location of Service
Pensacola, Florida; San Diego, California; Pacific Theater
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Service Related Injury
Yes
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Veteran's plane was shot down over Japanese occupied Philippine Islands, and he was missing in action (MIA) for part of his military service until he was rescued.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording
Contributor:
William Augustus Read
Contributor:
Charles Metzger
Contributor:
David Traill
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Suncoast Community High School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.53073
Subjects:
Read Jr., William Augustus
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
William Augustus Read, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.53073), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2/22/2013
 

 

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