James A. Scott served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and National Guard prior to World War II. He enlisted for active duty in the U.S. Navy during September of 1943. He took officers' training at Northwestern University of Chicago, at Tower Hall and later in Solomons, Maryland. Scott saw action at Ang, south of Peleliu, Hollandia, New Guinea, and Leyte in the Philippines. He was present at the battles of Surigoa Straits, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. At the end of the war, Scott was stationed at Lae Island on Bikini Atoll where he interviewed returning American prisoners of war.

Transcript Number 062
Title: James A. Scott: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: James A. Scott
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: June 10, 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