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OH152 Earl M. Sutliff Oral History

Earl M. Sutliff Oral History

Collection Title: Jackson Purchase Oral History Project – World War II

Series Number: OH152

Interviewee: Sutliff, Earl M., 1910-

Interviewer: Hammack, James W.

Date interviewed: October 26, 1983

Processed by: Benjamin J. Drake

Date processed: November 11, 2011

Description: 1 sound disc (50 minutes)

Abstract: Earl M. Sutliff describes his experiences during the Second World War. He describes his training and duties with the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts at Cleveland, Ohio and his travels to the Philippines and Guam to distribute pay to service personnel following the Japanese occupation. He discusses the war-torn areas he visited during the war and recounts post-war celebrations, benefits to servicemen and his discharge from the military.

Biographical / Historical note: Earl M. Sutliff was born in Princeton, Illinois around 1910. Prior to the Second World War, he was a store manager for Brown Lynch Scott Department Store in Aledo, Illinois. He was drafted into the United States Navy in 1943 and was stationed at Camp Peary, Virginia for basic training. During the war, he served with the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts at Cleveland, Ohio. He later was stationed at Mobile, Alabama, San Bruno, California, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Manila, the Philippines, Guam, and Chicago, Illinois. He was discharged from the military in Chicago in November of 1945.

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Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Sutliff, Earl M., 1910-

United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.

Soldiers – Illinois.

World War, 1939-1945 – Ohio – Cleveland.

Aledo (Ill.)

Cleveland (Ohio)

Mobile (Ala.)

San Bruno (Calf.)

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)


Philippines – History – Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.