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James Richard Barto Collection

James Richard Barto Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
James Richard Barto
State of Birth:
IL
Home State:
IL
Note
Kiernan Robinson, Jennifer Manning, Lexi Saepharn, David Zeko, Bill McLain, and Michelle Zeko also interviewed the veteran.
Gender
Male
Race
White

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 Nashville (CL 43)
Location of Service
South Pacific; China; Borneo
Battles/Campaigns
Marcus Island, Wake Island, Bougainville, Cape Gloucester, Admiralty Islands, Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, Tanahmerah Bay, Aitape Bay, Biak Island, Philippines, Leyte, Mindoro, Borneo
Highest Rank
Gunner's Mate Third Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran 's ship carried General Douglas MacArthur to various battles. Veteran's ship was also the first United States cruiser to enter the Yangtze River and Shanghai, China.

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Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Michael Manning
Interviewer:
Maria Guadalupe Chavez
Interviewer:
Kyle Quick
Contributor:
Vicki DeWitt
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Illinois WWII Memorial Board Classroom Project
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/79950
Subjects:
Barto, James Richard
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Cite as:
James Richard Barto Collection
(AFC/2001/001/79950), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2022-04-18
 

 

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