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John Joseph Boros Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Japan

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-08-30

Duration: 00:30:16

Subjects: World War II | Boros, John Joseph | Military | Veterans | Merchant marine -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives


  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer
  • Boros, John Joseph Interviewee


An oral history interview conducted on August 30, 2007, with John Joseph Boros, a Merchant Marine during World War II. Boros served as both the Chief Cook and a Gunner on his ship. He discusses his travels to South America, Europe and Asia during the war and his experience of the warmth and hospitality of the Japanese people following their surrender.