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Willard W. DeVenter Oral History Interview, August 27, 1996

(Oral History #OH0153)

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

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General note

1920s-1940s

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

Willard W. DeVenter Oral History Interview (#OH0153), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Willard W. DeVenter

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain DeVenter grew up in California before entering the USNA Class of 1941.

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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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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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