Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

John A. Vincent, Jr.: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Vincent, John A., Jr.
Interviewer(s):
Dunning, Judith
Title:
John A. Vincent, Jr.: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
In this interview John Vincent talks about the history of the Richmond Yacht Club, of which he was an early member, its displacement by the shipbuilding activities of World War II, how it survived through the war, its second life after the War. He discusses security and patriotism during the war years with some reference to the internment of the Japanese and Italians. He talks about MacDonald Avenue and Richmond before, during, and after the War. Vincent worked as an engineer at Chevron's research and development department during World War II, developing and supplying new forms of lubricant for large vehicles and submarines.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2003
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261222
Rights:
Vincent, John A., Jr. "John A. Vincent, Jr.: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Judith Dunning in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.