Interview: Wilson, Clarence, 2011

Item

Resource class
Interview
Title
Interview: Wilson, Clarence, 2011
Type
Interview
Interviewee
Wilson, Clarence
Birth Year
1919
Interviewer
McKinnon, Alexandra
Holyoak, Sandra Stewart
Location Created
Montclair, New Jersey
Date Created
21 March 2011
Abstract
Clarence Wilson was born in Virginia and migrated to the North during the Great Depression in the 1930s, initially relocating to Pennsylvania and later to New Jersey. During the Great Depression, Wilson worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, serving in a segregated unit. In the 1942, Wilson was inducted into the military where he served as a truck driver in the segregated 263rd Quartermaster and 3404th Quartermaster Truck Companies and was among the first waves of American soldiers to land in North Africa. Wilson participated in US military actions across North Africa, Sicily, and Italy until the war ended in 1945. After his honorable discharge, Wilson raised a family and worked in the chemical industry until his retirement.
Repository
Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick
Rights
Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives.
Identifier
ROHA-Wilson

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