Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II: Interview with Martin C. Menk, Jr.
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martin Menk was born in St. Peter, Minnesota and attended Gustavus Adolphus College. In 1941 he volunteered for the Navy and was eventually sent to the Pacific on a tender. Menk spent time at Pearl Harbor and ended up on a submarine that went to waters of the coasts of both Japan and China. After the war he finished his college education and began his own engineering firm. He also married and raised a family. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Living in a predominantly German community; housing situation: outside toilet, heating, washing clothes; life during the Great Depression; popular events: weddings, funerals, birthdays, Christmas, 4th of July; growing up in the public school system; volunteering for the Navy; going into fire control training after boot camp; repairing submarines on a tender; life on a submarine; encountering and attacking Japanese ships; going back to college on the GI Bill; attending Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Arizona, and Washington State University; starting an engineering company with a friend; humble beginnings to a successful engineering firm; family life in the 1950s.
Quantity 3 hours sound cassettes
80 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 180 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Menk, Martin Jr.
Interviewer: Bekke, Douglas
Made in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Peter, Nicollet County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 02/29/2008
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 115
Accession Number AV2008.26.25
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part II'

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