• Links to Oral History Sessions: Russo, Nichola P. (May 31, 2006)
  • Conflict(s): World War II
  • Military Branch & Unit: Navy
  • Theater(s): Pacific
  • Navy Ship: USS South Dakota (BB-57)


Mr. Russo served onboard the USS South Dakota in the ship's repair division and damage control force during the Second World War. He joined the battleship's crew prior to the Gilberts operation and served on the ship through the end of the war, including the surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay.