WCSU Archives - Student Exhibition Space - WestD

Jack Crocker interview

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Jack Crocker interview

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52 mins

Abstract

Crocker was from Brewster, MA. Crocker shares his thoughts on being drafted, basic training, and transportation to the front. Spent 2 months at Fort Devens, MA. Assigned to the signal corps and sent to radar school and became an operator. Set up a radar system in Montauk point in LI at an airbase there. Left for the front from Los Angeles. Shares his memories of the Pacific crossing and ending up in Calcutta. He flew to China past Mt. Everest to provide radar cover for the forces under General Stillwell but by the time he arrived, the War had ended. Where he landed had been mined by the Japanese. Sent to Carache (Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau) and New Delhi and worked as an administrative assistant for troops going home.

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12_ww2_oh_crocker.mp3
ww2_oh_crocker.mp3

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Crocker, Jackson and Martin, Spencer, “Jack Crocker interview,” WCSU Archives - Student Exhibition Space - WestD, accessed November 22, 2017, http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/studentOmeka/items/show/2352.

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