|Title:||John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview|
Beardall, John R.
Lennon, Donald R.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 18 pages .|
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John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0126), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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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.
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