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Oral History Interview with Albert Dimminger, July 5, 2006 transcript

Oral History Interview with Albert Dimminger, July 5, 2006

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Albert Dimminger. Dimminger worked for Hammond Aircraft and Consolidated in 1939, building aircraft. He joined the Navy in March of 1942. Beginning in mid-June Dimminger served as Aviation Metalsmith Third Class aboard the USS Hornet (CV-8). From August through October they operated around the Solomon Islands. On 26 October, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the ship was struck and sank by a dive bomber and torpedo plane attack. He was transferred to the USS Bougainville (CVE-100), and they transported aircraft to the Marshall, Admiralty and Mariana islands. In February of 1944 he was stationed in Honolulu for shore duty and worked as First Class Petty Officer in charge of the supply depot for plane parts. He was discharged in 1945.
Date: July 5, 2006
Creator: Dimminger, Albert
Object Type: Sound
System: The Portal to Texas History
Oral History Interview with Albert Dimminger, July 5, 2006 (open access)

Oral History Interview with Albert Dimminger, July 5, 2006

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an interview with Albert Dimminger. Dimminger worked for Hammond Aircraft and Consolidated in 1939, building aircraft. He joined the Navy in March of 1942. Beginning in mid-June Dimminger served as Aviation Metalsmith Third Class aboard the USS Hornet (CV-8). From August through October they operated around the Solomon Islands. On 26 October, during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, the ship was struck and sank by a dive bomber and torpedo plane attack. He was transferred to the USS Bougainville (CVE-100), and they transported aircraft to the Marshall, Admiralty and Mariana islands. In February of 1944 he was stationed in Honolulu for shore duty and worked as First Class Petty Officer in charge of the supply depot for plane parts. He was discharged in 1945.
Date: July 5, 2006
Creator: Dimminger, Albert
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, July 16, 1950] (open access)

[Letter from I. H. to Cecile Kempner, July 16, 1950]

Letter to Cecile from her father about Aunt Jeane travelling to New York, US relations with Korea, Germany, Austria, Japan, Russia, Russia's actions, politics, economics, possible travel, and other personal matters.
Date: July 16, 1950
Creator: Kempner, Isaac H. (Isaac Herbert), 1873-1967
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : U.S. role in world affairs

Text describes U.S. role in world affairs and is keyed to map. Map projection is "designed to minimize distortions along the 40th parallel which runs approximately through Tokyo and Washington."
Date: December 17, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program.

Front: Maps: Silhouette maps of Japan and Korea, U.S., and Germany and Austria help illustrate the distribution of men in the Army as of 1 July 1946. Back: Text and color illustrations show various shoulder insignia of United States Army combat divisions with a partial list of their combat locations (World War II).
Date: September 24, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library