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James W. Davis Oral History Interview, March 7, 1980

(Oral History #OH0059)

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Title: James W. Davis Oral History Interview
Creators: Davis, James W. (James White), 1906-1995
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 30 pages .

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General note

1906-1965

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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

James W. Davis Oral History Interview (#OH0059), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of James W. Davis

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Rear Admiral Davis describes his background in eastern N. C., education at the U.S. Naval Academy, and pre-W.W. II duty aboard battleships and submarines. Details are provided for his experiences as a submarine commander in the South Pacific during World War II. Among the post war topics discussed are high level decisions with regard to Cuba and Guantanamo while assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service in Vietnam.

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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