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John J. Langdon Interview (2007)

World War II Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Hawaii, Midway Islands

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-09-12

Duration: 00:17:06

Subjects: Langdon, John J. | World War II | Military | Veterans | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives | United States. Navy | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 | Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966


  • Langdon, John Interviewee
  • Ready, Crystal Interviewer


An oral history interview conducted on September 12, 2007, with John J. Langdon, a member of the United States Navy during World War II. He discusses: enlisting in the Navy; his placement in the supply department; being stationed at Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, Midway Island, and Pearl Harbor; being present at the Pacific Strategy Conference between President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Admiral Chester Nimitz and General Douglas MacArthur; his wartime correspondence with his future wife; and attending college because of the GI Bill.