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Kenneth Tye: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Tye, Kenneth
Interviewer(s):
Arbona, Javier
Dunham, David
Title:
Kenneth Tye: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Having grown up in Port Chicao during the Depression and lived there through the 1944 explosion, Mr. Tye provides his recollections of everyday life in the town, including positive experiences as well as the bigotry and segregation. He recalls highlights of the war, including Pearl Harbor and rationing/recycling. Mr. Tye recalls the explosion in Port Chicago and expresses his views on the rebuilding efforts and the Navy’s subsequent condemnation and demolishing of the town.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2012
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Rights:
Tye, Kenneth. "Kenneth Tye: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Javier Arbona and David Dunham in 2012. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2012.