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Unnamed Navy veteran oral history recording on the landing of the Apollo 8 Astronauts and the USS Yorktown

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Unnamed Navy veteran oral history recording on the landing of the Apollo 8 Astronauts and the USS Yorktown

Description

A video recording of an oral history of an unnamed Navy veteran who served as a photographer on the USS Yorktown when the Apollo 8 astronauts returned from orbiting the moon in 1968. The recording begins mid-interview and is missing the first section. Topics include: celebrating holidays in the navy; preparing for the return of the astronauts' capsule; watching the astronauts come on board the Yorktown; attending while the astronauts went to sick bay; taking souvenirs and donating them to the Yorktown museum; escorting the astronauts to Hawaii; about taking photographs; leaving the navy; his career after the navy as a radio news reporter, an attorney and a photographer. The interview is undated, but based on similar oral histories in the collection, it was probably recorded around 2007.

Date

2007

Source

Tualatin Valley Historical Society

Is Part Of

Veteran's History Project

Subject

Veterans
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft)

Extent

1 video file (32 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

THS_OH_86

Spatial Coverage

Washington County (Or.)

Rights

In Copyright

Original Format

MiniDV

Citation

“Unnamed Navy veteran oral history recording on the landing of the Apollo 8 Astronauts and the USS Yorktown,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed June 24, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/12543.