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Richard E. Warner Oral History Interview, October 17, 1994

Oral History #OH0146

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Title: Richard E. Warner Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Warner, Richard E.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiotapes, 2.5 hours, 67 pages .

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General note

1920s-1945

Access Restrictions

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

Richard E. Warner Oral History Interview (#OH0146), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Richard E. Warner

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Mr. Warner relates his experiences as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer and Destroyer Escort commander during World War II. He comments on his childhood in California, where he participated in Sea Scouts as a youth and graduated from The University of California--Berkeley in 1938. While in college he participated in Navy ROTC and reported for reserve duty in 1939. Mr. Warner describes his training at the subchaser training center and his service on the USS 631 and PC 1245. Details are provided of service as executive officer of the KENDALL C. CAMPBELL (DE 443) and his assignment to the USS GEORGE (DE 697). He comments on action as part of a Hunter-Killer Group (October 1944-August 1945) at Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Kerama Retto--Okinawa, and off Tokyo Bay. He also comments on entering Yokosuka Navy Base in Japan. Mr. Warner was released from active duty on October 16, 1945.

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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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