Gareth Moon Interview, October 25, 1987


Gareth Moon


Clover Koopman



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Gareth Moon discusses his experiences with Tokyo Rose while serving in the 9th regiment, 2nd battalion, 3rd division of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War Two He specifically discusses Japanese air attack while posted at Henderson Field in Guadalcanal, either in 1943 or 1945. Moon recalls a tactic Tokyo Rose used after this battle, in which she quoted factual information for the attack while skewing what happened on a smaller island in the area, in order to confuse U.S. troops.

Document Type

Oral History


Auckland, New Zealand; Caledonia; Guadalcanal; Bougainville; New Hebrides; Kwajalein; Saipan; Eniwetok; Henderson Field military airfield; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 238-004

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (8 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:17:20 minutes

Local Filename

OH_238_004.mp3; OH_238_004.pdf

Gareth Moon Interview, October 25, 1987