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John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview, June 6, 1991

Oral History #OH0126

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Title: John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview
Creators: Beardall, John R.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 18 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

John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0126), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of John R. Beardall, Jr.

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A Navy junior, Captain Beardall comments on his presence on the light cruiser RALEIGH during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, service in the CLEVELAND during the invasion of North Africa and Solomon Islands campaign, and duty in the WEEKS at Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Postwar assignments discussed include postgraduate studies at USNA and MIT, cruises aboard the WORCESTER to the Mediterranean and Korea, assignment as naval aide to the undersecretary of Navy during the transition from the Eisenhower administration to the Kennedy administration, and command of the NORFOLK in intercepting and inspecting a Soviet ship during removal of missiles from Cuba.

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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