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George Marquis - World War II

George Marquis dropped out of college in 1943 to join the Navy, and was soon accepted into submarine duty, where he was assigned to the USS Bergall following a rigorous training program. He was on board for all five of the Bergall's combat patrols, hunting in the Japanese shipping lanes around Saipan, near French Indo-China, and in the South China Sea, Java Sea and Indian Ocean.

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Interview (Audio)

Submariner on boat patrolling Japanese shipping lanes in the Pacific

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George S. Marquis’s official photograph

Where:

Unknown

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Unknown

Ownership:

Public domain

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George Marquis (on the right) and a buddy taken in Groton, Connecticut during his training, sometime in 1944.

Where:

Groton, Connecticut

When:

1944

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo.

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George and several shipmates relax in the Philippine Islands. In the back right is a beer shack. George is kneeling in the front left.

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Philippine Islands

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Narrator’s photo

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Unknown

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George and his mates relax at the Fremantle Submarine Base in Perth, Australia. Marquis is in the front row, second from the right.

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Fremantle Submarine Base in Perth, Australia

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Unknown

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo.

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Seaman First Class (S1c) Robert “Bobby Sox” Faseli, S1c George S. Marquis, Motor Machinist Richard “Ed” Branin, Radarman 3 Hugh “Bud” Trimble and S1c Lawrence J. Regan, shipmates on the USS Bergall (SS-320) show their legs for a gag photo.

Where:

Pearl Harbor

When:

1944

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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The USS Bergall battle flag.

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Unknown

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Unknown

Ownership:

Public domain

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George Marquis at the time of his interview, August, 2010.

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Unknown

When:

August, 2010

Ownership:

Public domain



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