Clifton (Smoke) Wayne was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C on December 19, 1944. He completed basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida, and was preparing to leave for Germany when the war in Europe ended. He was transferred to Fort Mead, Maryland and deployed to the Pacific Theater.
Wayne landed in Manila and was sent to a replacement depot. There he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and dispatched to mountains of Luzon. He was stationed with the 25th at Lingayen Gulf when Japan surrendered. Wayne joined the occupation forces in Japan, and remained there until the fall of 1946.
Transcript Number 051
Title: Clifton Wayne: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Clifton (Smoke) Wayne
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: May 1, 2001
Location of Interview: Whiteville, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (c. min) sd., col. + 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape (c. min) sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience