John St. George joined the U.S. Naval Reserves in 1940. After graduation from high school, in January of 1941, he commenced active duty as a signalman striker aboard the U.S.S. Ruby.
In April of 1944, St. George was assigned to the newly constructed LST-775 and deployed to the Pacific. The crew of LST – 775 participated in four major operations in the Pacific including the invasion of the Philippines. They were preparing for the invasion of Japan when the war ended.
St. George remained in the Navy and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He retired from the military as a Senior Lieutenant.
Transcipt Number 049
Title: John D. St George: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: John D. St George
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview:
Location of Interview: Whiteville, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini – DV Video Cassette (ca. 38min ) sd., col.+ 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience