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Maurice Franklin Weisner Oral History Interview, February 5, 1994

Oral History #OH0140

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Title: Maurice Franklin Weisner Oral History Interview
Creators: Weisner, Maurice Franklin
Williams, Gene
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 33 pages .

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General note

1937-1970

1937-1970

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Maurice Franklin Weisner Oral History Interview (#OH0140), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Maurice Franklin Weisner

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Admiral Weisner, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, recounts his distinguished career from his days as a student at the U.S. Naval Academy up to his assignment as a Fleet commander, headquartered in Japan. Among the many experiences detailed are duty aboard the USS WASP until December 1942; completion of Naval flight training school; deployment to the western Pacific; and duty on the USS BADOENG STRAIT and USS RENDOVA; participation in the Korean Conflict; attendance at the Naval War College; fighter squadron assignments; and command of the USS GUADALUPE, USS CORAL SEA, USS RANGER, and USS ENTERPRISE. Admiral Weisner's recollections end with his assignment, in 1970, to the USS OKLAHOMA CITY, as commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.

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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