Lester Tucker recalls his service in the U.S. Navy during World War Two chiefly from 1939 to 1943. He reflects on his time serving around Guadalcanal from August 1942 to September 1943, and discusses listening to Tokyo Rose. Tucker recalls how quickly Tokyo Rose would broadcast recent events, and discusses the minimal effect her propaganda on some of the other men.
Guadalcanal; USS North Carolina; Coconut Grove; Hollywood Theater Guild; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri
War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (10 p.: 28 cm.)
Tucker, Lester B., "Lester B. Tucker Interview, October 28, 1987" (1987). War of Words and Music: Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 4.