Izzy Zerling grew up in New York City and was drafted into the Navy in 1942. As a professional boxer, he helped train the men in drills and running at boot camp. He was then assigned to the USS Booth, a destroyer escort searching for German submarines. While in the service, Zerling represented the ship in several boxing matches.
Transcript Number 481
Title: Izzy Zerling: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Izzy Zerling (with Henry Flick)
Interviewer: Sherman Hayes
Date of Interview: April 22, 2003
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 VHS Cassette Tape (c. 47 min.): sd, col
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience