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James A. Swann Collection

James A. Swann Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
James A. Swann
State of Birth:
WV
Home State:
OH
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1945
Branch of Service
Merchant Marine
Unit of Service
MS Sun; MS Southern Sun
Location of Service
England; Pacific Theater; Norfolk, Virginia and other locations in United States
Highest Rank
Seaman
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran enlisted in the Marine Corps at the end of World War II, serving in occupation of China, where he was wounded in leg by land mine, earning Purple Heart; was discharged from Marine Corps in May 1947.

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Audio: Microcassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Martha Kounse
Contributor:
Martha Kounse
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Briggs Lawrence County Public Library
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/18614
Subjects:
Swann, James A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Merchant Marine.
Cite as:
James A. Swann Collection
(AFC/2001/001/18614), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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