C. Elwyn Harris was employed at an ammunition depot in Portsmouth, Virginia, when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1941. He was placed aboard the buoy tender Speedwell and served doing coastal patrols, search and rescue missions, and buoy tending until July of 1945 when he was transferred to a troop transport, the General Black, ferrying servicemen to and from Europe and, later, Calcutta. He was discharged in November of that year as a first class machines mate.
Transcript Number 58
Title: C. Elwyn Harris: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: C. Elwyn Harris
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: May 8, 2001
Location of Interview: Whiteville, NC
Description: Mini-DV
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience