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Joaquin A. Costa Collection

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Joaquin A. Costa Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Joaquin A. Costa
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
CA
Gender
Male
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Company B, 780th Military Police Battalion; 7th Army
Location of Service
Casablanca, Morocco; Marseille, France; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Operation Torch (Invasion of North Africa), Operation Dragoon (Invasion of Southern France)
Highest Rank
Corporal
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran interrogated prisoners of war (POW) and performed guard duty.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [10 items] -- Photograph
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph
Interviewer:
John Graham
Contributor:
John Graham
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
El Fornio Historical Society
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/108689
Subjects:
Costa, Joaquin A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Joaquin A. Costa Collection
(AFC/2001/001/108689), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2017-10-25
 

 

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