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William H. Ashford Oral History Interview, December 7, 1978; January 16, 1979; July 3, 1979; July 12, 1979; January 23, 1980; February 27, 1980; September 10, 1980; January 21, 1981; February 25, 1981; May 25, 1983

Oral History #OH0055

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Title: William H. Ashford Oral History Interview
Creators: Ashford, William Henry, 1903-
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.08 Cubic feet, 16 audiocassettes, 19 hours, 309 pages .

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Preferred Citation

William H. Ashford Oral History Interview (#OH0055), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William H. Ashford

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Rear Admiral Ashford discusses his background in Georgia, experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy, flight training, experiences as a naval aviator after 1929, duty in the Canal Zone, reminiscences as aide and flag lieutenant to Admiral W. F. Halsey prior to and during W.W. II, command of the Naval Air Station-Patuxent, responsibilities while stationed in D.C., and experiences as commander of the MIDWAY.

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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