Jack Duffell joined the U.S. Coast Artillery on January 4, 1940. He attended basic training at Sullivan’s Island near Charleston, S.C. In April of 1940 he was deployed to the Pacific Theater, landing at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He was assigned to the Hawaiian Seacoast Artillery Command, 16th Coast Artillery, stationed at Fort Duresi. Duffell was At Fort Duresi on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
In 1942 Duffel’s unit became part of the Second Infantry and he was transferred to the headquarters of the 248th Task Force. In 1944 he participated in the invasion of the Philippines. He was discharged in 1945. Duffell reenlisted in 1950 and served with the 9th Air Force.
Transcript Number 061
Title: Jack Duffell: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Jack Duffell
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: July 10, 2001
Location of Interview: Whiteville, N.C.
Description: 1Mini-DV Cassette Tape; sd., col.
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience