Walter Tobin joined the US Naval Reserves in 1937 and was on active duty when the United States entered WWII. Prior to WWII, he served on the USS Lawrence and the USS Texas. He later served on the USS West Point and trained at Submarine Sea Raven Sound School, Key West, Florida. He served as a seaman during the early part of the war, was discharged from the navy and immediately enlisted into the US Marines Corps. 

  As a Marine Bomber pilot, Tobin received training at UNC-Chapel Hill for academic and physical education. He received flight status while training at Peru, Indiana. He eventually flew the N2SI. Tobin attended advance flight training at Pensacola, Florida and with the Dive Bombing Squadron at Boat Sound Shores, Morehead City, North Carolina. Prior to WWII, Tobin served with the Navy in the North Atlantic. He spent time in Bombay, India, Colomo, Ceylon, and along the French coast. His additional tours of duty include the Suez Canal, Singapore, Pelelui, Ulether, and Guam.

Transcript Number 107
Title: Walter Tobin: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Walter E. Tobin
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: April 7, 2002
Location of Interview: Carolina Shores, 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