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David H. Jackson Oral History Interview, June 6, 1991

Oral History #OH0128

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Title: David H. Jackson Oral History Interview
Creators: Jackson, David H.
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiotapes, 2 hours, 39 pages .

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General note

1920s-1945

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No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

David H. Jackson Oral History Interview (#OH0128), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of David H. Jackson

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Rear Admiral Jackson provides an indepth account of his childhood and youth in rural Arkansas, his life at the U.S. Naval Academy, and his service as a Naval officer during World War II. Included are details of experiences in the destroyer minelayer PREBLE operating out of Pearl Harbor during the summer and fall of 1941, the anticipation of war, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Other comments concern the battle of Midway and reconnaissance landings in search of Japanese on islands surrounding Midway; patrol duty in the Aleutians; and participation in campaigns around Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and Russell Islands.

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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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