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Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview, July 28, 1977, July 29, 1977

Oral History #OH0046

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Title: Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview
Creators: Davis, Glenn B.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 58 pages .

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General note

1909-1953

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No restrictions

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview (#OH0046), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Glenn B. Davis

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Vice Admiral Davis discusses his background in Ohio, training at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Navy career which spanned forty years. Included in his reminiscences are accounts of duty aboard the battleships Massachusetts, Iowa, Deleware, Kansas, and Kentucky prior to W.W. I. War time service aboard the tanker Maumee (1916-1919) is related as is post war assignments to the Tennessee, Wyoming, and Blakely. Special attention is given to the Veracruz affair and duty aboard the Philadelphia (1937-1939) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a passenger.

W. W. II assignments included the command of Battleship Washington, (1942-1944), and commander of Battleship Division Eight (1944-1945). Engagements discussed include Guadalcanal, Savo Island, Solomons, Truk, etc.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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