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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
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
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
Interviewer:
Charles Metzger
Contributor:
David Traill
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Suncoast Community High School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/53073
Subjects:
Read Jr., William Augustus
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
William Augustus Read, Jr. Collection
(AFC/2001/001/53073), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

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