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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Benjamin Scott Custer
RLIN number: NXCP87-A60
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Family background, childhood; Naval Academy; early cruises; Pensacola, flight training; flying boat squadron, Alaska; teaching at Annapolis; Caribbean Sea Frontier, Admiral John Hoover; executive officer, CROATAN; Admiral John Vest; command of the NORTON SOUND; World War II; Atlantic and Pacific theaters; atomic bomb; Flight Safety Board, Pay Board; Naval Attache to Canada; Northwest cruise to Hudson's Bay; Floyd Bennett Field; Strauss Commission; Princeton, Impressions of contemporaries in the Navy and of government officials; discussion of strategy and battle plans, World Wars I and II.
Extent: Transcript: 1,022 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1965 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Custer, Benjamin Scott, 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Naval officer
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 1965
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Navy
Historical events discussed: World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Canada; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Air pilots; Canada; Canada--Description and travel; North America; Oral history; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Navy; United States; Veterans; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Custer, Benjamin Scott, 1905-; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018376-13819