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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Donald Duncan
RLIN number: NXCP87-A87
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Education, Michigan and Naval Academy; World War I; naval aviation, Pensacola, 1920; experience in ordnance, communication; Fleet Aviation Officer, 1930-31; training aviation unit, Naval Academy; Plans Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, 1933; carrier duty, air tactics, group tactics; development of auxiliary carriers: the LONG ISLAND; World War II: Admiral Ernest King's staff, Tokyo raid, commanding ESSEX, War Plans Officer for Admiral King, detailed description of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff, Harry Hopkins, Quebec and Yalta conferences, Pacific carrier task groups; postwar chief of staff to Commander-in-Chief, Pacific; atom bomb tests; reorganization; Deputy Chief for Air, 1947; National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; missiles; Naval air bases; 2nd Task Fleet; Korean War; Vice Chief of Naval Operations, 1951-56.
Extent: Transcript: 981 leaves, Tape: 8 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1964 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Duncan, Donald, 1896-1975
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. 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; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Aeronautics, Military; Asia; Korea; Korean Conflict, 1950-1953; Military education; North America; Oral history; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; U.S. Navy; United States; World War I, 1914-1918; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Aviation; Duncan, Donald, 1896-1975; King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956; United States--Joint Chiefs of Staff; United States--National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; United States--Navy Dept--Bureau of Aeronautics; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018659-14102