Cuniff, Patrick 1988-04-27

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Patrick Cuniff, a Lubbock resident, describes his experiences as an infantryman in the South Pacific during World War II. Among other things, he speculates on causes and events of the war.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Patrick Cuniff

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Date: April 27, 1988


Interviewer: Jeff Ullrich

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Cuniff, Patrick, background, Born Dennison, Texas, March 3, 1913, John Tarleton College, 1930-1932, Move to California, Joined army 1942, New Guinea, topography, Tank organization switched to infantry, Philippines, Sergeant, Mindanao, Luzon, Cuniff, Patrick (again), Wounded, Return to United States, Hospital ca. 2 years, Cuniff, Patrick (perspective), Pearl Harbor, First Impression of Army, Impression of Combat, New Guinea, Terrain (again), Japanese tactic of battle, Cuniff, Patrick (perspective), Draft dodgers, Atomic bomb, Kamikazes, Japanese and German armament, Diseases caught in jungle

Tape 1, Side 2: Island hopping strategy, Cuniff, Patrick (perspective), Pearl Harbor, Atomic bomb, Russia, Hitler, Japan, World War II weapons

Range Dates: 1913-1946

Bulk Dates: 1942-1945

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