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Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr., Oral History Interview, January 6, 1978

Oral History #OH0049

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Title: Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr., Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Quackenbush, Robert S.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 21 pages .

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Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0049), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr.

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Rear Admiral Quackenbush concentrates on his experiences as a Naval aviator and as director of Navy Photography during World War II. He describes photographic activities during the 1930s, attendance at Engish photo interpretation school in 1941, American deficiences in photo interpretation, photo intelligence work at Guadalcanal and elsewhere in the South Pacific, atomic tests at Bikini, Antarctic expedition "Highjump," and Arctic expedition. Other duty experiences include commands aboard the Midway and the Randolph (1951-1953), duty at Paris (1954-1955), and as commander and chief of SOPAC.

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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