Interviewee

George Concha

Interviewer

Michelle L. Gomilla

Project

World War II

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Former gunner on battleship U.S.S. Mississippi during WWII.

Summary of Interview

Part of WWII: El Paso Homefront Project; biographical data; recollects active duty in Pacific Theater, including bombardment of Tarawa, central Pacific island, and battle of Okinawa; reflects on role models in Company E, the all-Hispanic unit from El Paso , 141st Regiment, 36thTexas Division.

Date of Interview

3-29-1995

Length of Interview

45 minutes

Tape Number

No. 873

Transcript Number

No. 873

Interview Number

No. 873

Terms of Use

Unrestricted

Comments

Only tape.

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