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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I: Interview with Jacob Gondeck
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jacob Gondeck was born in 1924 in Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He had basic training and corpsman training and spent a year in administrative work at the Naval Receiving Station in Pleasanton, California. In 1945, Gondeck was posted to Air Evacuation Group 1, on the island of Guam. Jacob was a corpsman on air evacuation flights during the battle for Okinawa and evacuated wounded combat troops from the front line to hospital facilities in Guam. After returning home from the Navy in 1948 he used the GI Bill benefits to attend college. He married in 1951. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Growing up in a small town in the 1930s; enlisting for service; training programs he went through; experience as a Navy corpsman; his post on Air Evacuation Group 1; experience in Guam; life after the war.
3 hours sound cassette
57 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
147 minutes length
Interviewee: Gondeck, Jacob
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 112 (Library Call Number)
AV2006.1.13 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Part I'