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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Joseph James Clark
RLIN number: NXCP87-A31
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Early life in Indian Territory; Oklahoma A & M; Naval Academy; World War I convoys and patrols; Turkey; destroyer duty; teaching at Naval Academy; naval aviation; Admiral William Moffett and General William Mitchell; Naval Air Stations; stunt and test flying; relationships with members of Congress; Inspector of Naval Aircraft; early Pacific operations; North African landings; "Fighting Lady," 1943; detailed descriptions of Pacific operations; Task Group Commander, Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Air; the "Revolt of the Admirals," Korea; Command of 7th Fleet, 1952. Impressions of many military, naval, and political figures, especially Admirals John H. Towers, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, Arthur Radford, Marc Mitscher, and Raymond Spruance, and Secretaries of the Navy John L. Sullivan and James V. Forrestal.
Extent: Transcript: 840 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee's heirs. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1962 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Clark, Joseph James, 1893-1971
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1893
Speaker occupation: Naval officer
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 1962
Interviewer: Mason, John T., Jr., 1909-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Navy
Historical events discussed: Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Asia; Korea; North America; Oklahoma; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Asia; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; North America; Oklahoma; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Navy; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Veterans; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Clark, Joseph James, 1893-1971; Mitchell, William, 1879-1936; Moffett, William; Navies--Officers; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018065-13508