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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of John Jennings Ballentine
RLIN number: NXCP87-A2
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Childhood and education; interest in naval air during World War I; flight training, Pensacola, Kelly Field; testing and development work, Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds; Norden bombsight; Japanese naval aviation; air support, Operation Torch; command of BUNKER HILL; Pacific operations: Raboul, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok; fleet liaison with General MacArthur for Japanese surrender; Military Staff Committee, United Nations, 1947; Mediterranean, 1947-48; Commander, 6th Fleet. Impressions of Admirals Ernest King, H.K. Hewitt, Chester Nimitz, Richmond Turner and Generals George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.
Extent: Transcript: 758 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia Univeristy oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1964 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Ballentine, John Jennings, 1896-1970
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Naval officer
Age at speaking: 68
Document date: 1964
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Navy; United Nations
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Japan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; Asia; Japan; North America; U.S. Navy; United Nations; United States; Veterans; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Aeronautics--Japan; Ballentine, John Jennings, 1896-1970; World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017981-13424