Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II
Series Number: OH142
Interviewee: Fielder, Scott
Interviewer: Parrent, Jay
Date interviewed: December 5, 1997
Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake
Date processed: October 29, 2011
Description: 1 sound disc (27 minutes)
Abstract: Scott Fielder details his experiences during the Second World War. He served from February 11, 1942 until November of 1945 and saw combat in the Pacific Theater. He was stationed in Tullahoma, Washington State, California, Hawaii, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. He describes his training, service during the war and his discharge from the United States Army. He also gives his opinions on significant military and political figures and events during the Second World War.
Biographical / Historical note: Scott Fielder was born in Nashville, Tennessee. His father worked for the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railroad. Prior to the Second World War, he worked in a clothing factory making pants and shirts. He was drafted into the United States Army Infantry on February 11, 1942, and attended basic training in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was later stationed in Tullahoma, Tennessee, Tacoma, Washington and at various bases in California, Hawaii, New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan. He was discharged in November of 1945 in Oregon after having spent the previous eight weeks stationed in Japan. Following the war, he returned to Tennessee and began working for the telephone company. In 1946, he moved to Detroit, Michigan where he remained for thirty six years.
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Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Soldiers – Tennessee – Nashville.
World War, 1939-1945 – Personal narratives, American.