Milton Blake joined the U.S. Navy in 1941. He attended basic training at Bainbridge, Maryland and was assigned to the 107th Seabee Battalion. He completed Seabee training at Camp Perry, Virginia, and in the fall of 1942, was deployed to the Pacific Theater.
Blake spent a year and a half building and repairing military installations in the Marshall Islands. From there he traveled to the Marianna Islands, participating in the invasions of Tinian and Saipan. Blake was present when the Anola Gay returned to the Island of Tinian after the bombing of Hiroshima. He returned to the U.S. soon after the War ended.
Transcript Number 052
Title: Milton Blake: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Milton Blake
Interviewer: Ray Wyche
Date of Interview: May 7, 2001
Location of Interview:Whiteville, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape; sd., col. + 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience