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Jack Crittenden: Port Chicago Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Crittenden, Jack
Interviewer(s):
Allen, Robert
Title:
Jack Crittenden: Port Chicago Oral History Project
Abstract:
Jack Crittenden served as a Navy seaman at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine during World War II. After the explosion at the base, Crittenden, along with others, refused to return to work at Port Chicago, and was one of the fifty mutineers prosecuted in the trial that followed. In his interview with Robert Allen, Crittenden describes the dock work at Port Chicago, the relationship between the seamen and their officers, the interrogation which led to the trial, and how he finished his service after being released from prison.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
1977
Project:
Port Chicago
Rights:
Copyright Jack Crittenden 1977