Paul Snyder Interview, October 26, 1987


Paul Snyder


Clover Koopman



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Paul Snyder recalls his World War Two service in the U.S. Navy, beginning in 1940, in the Pacific theater. He discusses the romantic music Tokyo Rose played, and how it made some soldiers, including him, homesick. Snyder recalls Tokyo Rose’s propaganda as usually ineffective, due to its exaggerated nature or inaccuracy, but remembers feeling unsettled when she called out the name and location of his submarine or accurately relayed submarines or ships the Japanese sunk.

Document Type

Oral History


Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere; USS Guardfish; USS Sunfish; USS Wahoo; Truk Lagoon; Lord Haw-Haw; Axis Sally; Submarine Veterans of the United States of America; Jane Fonda; Jeannette Rankin; World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Iva Toguri

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

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 238-009

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (12 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:21:54 minutes

Local Filename

OH_238_009.mp3; OH_238_009.pdf

Paul Snyder Interview, October 26, 1987