Clyde Hilbourne of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, enlisted in the Navy during World War II, graduating in 1944 from quartermaster school as a seaman first class. He went aboard the North Carolina at the end of 1944, working in navigation, and served in the Pacific. He was present at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. After the war the ship returned to New York and Hilbourne returned to his family in Columbus County, where he worked as a saw filer in various mills, ending up at the Riegelwood plant, now National Paper.
Transcript Number 73
Title: Clyde Hilbourne: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Clyde Hilbourne
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: July 30, 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