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Norman Hatch Collection

Norman Hatch Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Norman Hatch
State of Birth:
MA
Home State:
VA
Note:
Jada Williams and Ashley Scherbenske also interviewed the veteran.
Gender:
Male
Race:
Unspecified
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
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: 2/22/2013

 

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