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Norman Hatch Collection

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Norman Hatch Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Norman Hatch
State of Birth:
MA
Home State:
VA
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified
Note
Jada Williams and Ashley Scherbenske also interviewed the veteran.

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1939-1981
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
2nd Marine Division; 5th Marine Division
Location of Service
Washington, DC; Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands); Iwo Jima; Pacific Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Tarawa, Iwo Jima
Highest Rank
Major
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
Veteran risked his life to document the brutal battle on Tarawa Island as the Marines assaulted the beachhead and took the island. The film, "With the Marines at Tarawa" won an Academy Award for outstanding documentary short subject in 1944.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Kevin Thompson
Interviewer:
Jake Acosta
Interviewer:
Alice Park
Contributor:
Jamie Sawatzki
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Rocky Run Middle School
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/60276
Subjects:
Hatch, Norman
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Cite as:
Norman Hatch Collection
(AFC/2001/001/60276), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-02-04
 

 

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