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Archie P. Kelley oral history interview, April 26, 2001

Date: Apr. 26 2001 | Identifier: OH0197
Captain Kelley, a Navy junior born in D.C., grew up in a Navy family primarily in California. After commenting briefly on his youth and US Naval Academy experiences, he describes his experiences in the USS WEST VIRIGINIA during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He comments on the aftermath of the attack, the raising of the WEST VIRIGNIA and the OKLAHOMA, and his service in the USS GANSEVOORT and FRAZIER. He details seven Pacific engagements, including attacks on Kwajalein and Guadalcanal. Captain Kelley also discusses working for Admiral Hyman George Rickover. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...