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John W. Newsom Oral History Interview, June 5, 1991

Oral History #OH0124

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Title: John W. Newsom Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Newsom, John W.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 35 min, 15 pages .

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General note

1930s-1945

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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

John W. Newsom Oral History Interview (#OH0124), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of John W. Newsom

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Newsom provided an overview of his Naval Academy and World War II experiences, concentrating briefly on his experiences at Pearl Harbor; duty aboard the destroyer-minesweeper USS HOPKINS at Gaudalcanal, Savo Island, Munda, and Tulagi; flight school and blimp training; appointment to the USS CALIFORNIA; the invasionary force against Japan; and return the the U.S.

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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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