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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Alan Goodrich Kirk
RLIN number: NXCP89-A36
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Background and education, Naval Academy; European cruises, Asiatic Fleet, Canton, 1911, Sun Yat Sen; World War I, fleet exercises; Naval Proving Ground, testing ordnance; Presidential yacht MAYFLOWER, Warren G. Harding; Bureau of Ordnance; Australia, 1925; fleet gunnery officer; Naval War College, 1928-29; Naval Attache, London, 1939-41; Joseph P. Kennedy; Director of Naval Intelligence, 1941; codes and war plans; Atlantic Fleet; naval mission to London, 1942-43; Mediterranean; amphibious force, 1943; John Mason Brown; North African landings; Operation Husky; planning for Normandy; impressions of many outstanding naval and political figures.
Extent: Transcript: 386 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1888
Speaker occupation: Naval officer
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1961
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy. Office of Naval Intelligence
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Diplomacy; North America; U.S. Navy; U.S. Navy. Office of Naval Intelligence; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Admirals; Amphibious warfare; Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963; Naval gunnery; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020881-16322