Henry Flick was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania in 1923. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943, two years after graduating from high school. After attending boot camp at Sampson and being trained in electrical work and fighting fires he joined the crew on the USS Booth in Portsmouth, Virginia. Mr. Flick worked on the USS Booth as an electrican until she was decommissioned in Jacksonville, Florida in approximately 1946. He mentions the poverty in many ports and the main duty of the USS Booth as retrieving Japanese prisoners of war.
Transcript Number 482
Title: Harvey Flick: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Henry Flick
Interviewer: Andrew Dutka
Date of Interview: April 22, 2003
Location of Interview: Wilmington, 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