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Roland Rieve Oral History Interview, August 26, 1995

Oral History #OH0152

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Title: Roland Rieve Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Rieve, Roland
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocasssette, 1.5 hours, 29 pages .

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Roland Rieve Oral History Interview (#OH0152), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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Admiral Rieve, a native of Maryland and a member of the USNA Class of 1941, relates his experiences as a Naval officer during World War II. He comments on duty in the USS QUINCY in the North Atlantic, including efforts to locate the German warship BISMARCK above the Arctic Circle. He reports on his training in radar and outfitting of the QUINCY with radar before relocating to the Pacific. He describes the sinking of the QUINCY at Guadalcanal, his transport to New Zealand, and his assignment to command the sailing scow KOHI from New Zealand to New Caledonia.

Admiral Rieve also comments on duty aboard the USS BENNINGTON and its role in the Japanese surrender ceremony; duty aboard the USS GENERAL ANDERSON during the Korean War and efforts to pick up troops from Inchon; and service in the USS FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT in the Mediterranean during the early 1950s. He further comments on flying to Vietnam from Subic Bay during the Vietnam War to check on concrete ships and a final tour of duty in the Pacific before retiring in 1975.

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