Territory of Hawaii
Wells Wigley Murphy Tayler Bernard Wimmer
Turk Turcotte, Jack Miller, Ed Miller, and Louis Scolamiero
I was on shore patrol, I didn't notice anything. I was senior shore patrol from Hotel street down to River Street, and didn't see anything. If someone gets in trouble, you take them back to shore patrol headquarters, and if they still give you trouble, you put them on report. Normally they were taken back to the ship.
Honolulu's Army & Navy USO Club
The Ship's crew were old timers, they were Asiatic sailors that had transferred from the Asiatic fleet back to the Pacific Fleet.
Fireman Ed Miller teases his cousin, Seaman Jack Miller, Waikiki Beach Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
The Oklahoma was the only ship on which they put the Asiatic sailors.
They were feisty, you look at them crosswise and they were ready to fight. There were some real characters on the Oklahoma.
Quentin Gifford Eugene Garris
Some of them liked to go into town and have a good time, climb up the gangway on the way back.
Barber Brothers Sea 2/c Albert Ellis
Maybe 2 or 3 of the topside sailors would take them down put them in their bunks.
Jack V. Miller, Sea 1/c, on his back, and Seaman Rudolph A Turcotte, Waikiki Beach Royal Hawaiian Hotel.
We had a bugler aboard and when he came back pretty well loaded, he would grab a bugle, switch on the PA system and play reveille at 2:00 in the morning.
He was always on report.
Leo Blitz Rudolph Blitz
We had more characters on the Oklahoma than any other battleship because they were Asiatics.
Sea 2/c Albert Ellis
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