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Dr. Alvin F. Hindelang Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Guam, Okinawa-jima, Japan, China

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-13

Duration: 00:23:11

Subjects: Hindelang, Alvin F. | World War II | Veterans | Military | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Navy | United States. Marine Corps. | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | Medicine, Military | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Guam | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island


  • Hindelag, Alvin F. Interviewee
  • Lefebvre, Marian Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on September 13, 2007, with Dr. Alvin F. Hindelang, a pharmacist’s mate with the 3rd Amphibious Force of the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He discusses: joining the Navy and working at the naval hospital in San Diego; his transfer to the Marines; his deployment to the South Pacific; participating in the invasions of Guam and Okinawa; traveling to China; his transfer back to the Navy after the war; leaving military service; and why he had not spoken about his war experience until the past year.