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Merle Korte Collection

Merle Korte Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Merle Korte
State of Birth:
IA
Home State:
CO
Note
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as German-American.
Gender
Male
Race
Other

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Rutilicus (AK 113)
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Tarawa Atoll, Makin Atoll and Abemama (Gilbert Islands); Majuro, Roi Island, Kwajalein Island and Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands); Baker Island; Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Manus Island (Bismarck Archipelago); Funafuti Island (Tuvalu); Hollandia (New Guinea); Samar and Leyte Gulf (Philippines); Guam (Mariana Islands); Noumea, New Caledonia; Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Ulithi (Carolina Islands); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Islands); Nagasaki, Japan; Panama Canal Zone; Norfolk, Virginia
Highest Rank
Boatswain's Mate Second Class
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Regimental/unit histories [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Original photographic print [132 items] -- Photograph
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files
Interviewer:
Ron Langer
Interviewer:
Wayne Williams
Contributor:
Ron Langer
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
VA Medical Center, Denver, Colorado
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/47044
Subjects:
Korte, Merle
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
Merle Korte Collection
(AFC/2001/001/47044), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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