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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Thomas Cassin Kinkaid
RLIN number: NXCP89-A37
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Naval History Project
Description: Education, Naval Academy; world cruise, 1908; Turkey, burning of Smyrna; Geneva Conference, 1932; Naval Attache, Rome and Belgrade, 1938-41; Benito Mussolini, Galeazzo Ciano, Bernard Berenson, Spanish Royal family; destroyer squadron, convoy duty; Pearl Harbor, 1941; Task Force II, carrier operations, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Eastern Solomons; Commander North Pacific Fleet, Aleutians; combat intelligence; preparations for Philippine campaign; detailed description of Leyte Gulf and subsequent operations; Yellow Sea and Korea; Shanghai, Chungking; impressions of General Douglas MacArthur, Chiang Kai-shek, many prominent naval and political figures.
Extent: Transcript: 450 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin, 1888-1972
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
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Diplomacy; North America; Oral history; U.S. Navy; United States; Veterans; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Admirals; Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin, 1888-1972; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020887-16328