Bruce Gillie enlisted in the Navy Air Corps in August of 1942. He trained at Chapel Hill, N.C., Squantum Naval Air Station in Massachusetts, and Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. He was deployed to the Pacific and worked for two months patrolling the waters around the Marshall Islands. He was transferred to a Black Cat Squadron stationed at Guadalcanal. Gillie was designated a Patrol Plane Commander, and ran rescue patrols and bombing missions in the South Pacific until the end of the war.
Transcript Number 022
Title: Bruce Gillie: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Bruce Gillie
Interviewer: Jerry Parnell
Date of Interview: February 12, 1999
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (c. 41 min.): sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience