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Hugh H. Alexander Collection

Hugh H. Alexander Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Hugh H. Alexander
State of Birth:
GA
Home State:
SC
Note
Original collection material is retained at Augusta Richmond County Historical Society.
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS New Mexico (BB 40)
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Marshall Islands; Saipan, Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Guam (Mariana Islands); Philippines; Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Australia; Iwo Jima; Tokyo Bay; Bremerton, Washington; Boston, Massachusetts; Jacksonville, Florida
Battles/Campaigns
Gilbert Islands, Leyte Gulf, Okinawa, Luzon
Highest Rank
Seaman First Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a 40 millimeter / 20 millimeter anti-aircraft gunner and was on USS New Mexico when hit by kamikazes at Leyte and Okinawa.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Stanley Schrader
Contributor:
Frederick Gehle
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Augusta Richmond County Historical Society
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/75691
Subjects:
Alexander, Hugh H.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Hugh H. Alexander Collection
(AFC/2001/001/75691), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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