Unexpected Cargo: Spud Campbell, First Radio Officer

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Lessons & Activities, Primary Sources, Worksheets
Duration: 16 minutes
Date Posted: 4/5/2012

Spud Campbell was a Merchant Mariner who served on a Liberty Ship carrying supplies to help the Soviet Union fight Germany on the Eastern Front.  Listen to his oral history, and then study the supporting primary sources to answer the discussion questions. This resource is part of a series called “Maritime Voices: Merchant Mariners and Shipyard Workers Remember WWII,” which includes four perspectives on non-military service during World War II.

This resource includes a teacher guide, student worksheet, downloadable audio, images of supporting primary sources, and discussion questions.


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