|Title:||Willard W. DeVenter Oral History Interview|
DeVenter, Willard W.
Lennon, Donald R.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocasssette, 1.5 hours, 29 pages .|
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Willard W. DeVenter Oral History Interview (#OH0153), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Captain DeVenter grew up in California before entering the USNA Class of 1941.
After serving on several destroyers, he was assigned to the USS ARKANSAS. During this session, he recounts his service in the ARKANSAS participating in convoy duty, the Normandy Invasion, and the invasion of Southern France. He then describes duty in the Pacific participating in the ARKANSAS' involvement at Ulithi, Iwo Jima, Louzon and Okinawa. He also comments on post war duty on the USS MISSISSIPPI and his assignment to Post Graduate school at MIT.
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