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Malcolm E. Wolfe Oral History Interview, August 28, 1996, September 21, 2001

(Oral History #OH0156)

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Title: Malcolm E. Wolfe Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Wolfe, Malcolm E.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocasssettes, 2 hours, 33 pages .

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General note

1930s-1977

1996

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

Malcolm E. Wolfe Oral History Interview (#OH0156), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Malcolm E. Wolfe

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Wolfe, a native of Texas and a member of the USNA Class of 1941, describes his background and experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Concerning his naval career, he discusses assignment to the USS CHANDLER at Pearl Harbor; duty in Alaska where the CHANDLER was involved in a collision with other destroyers; and assignment to flight training. He describes his training and duty as a naval aviator, duty aboard the USS INTREPID, raids against Japanese airbases, a kamikaze attack on the INTREPID, and the end of World War II. Discussion of post-war duty includes service on the USS NORTON SOUND, duty on the USS PINE ISLAND during its voyage to the Antarctic, assignment to a secret United Nations mission to India and Pakistan as observer for the Cashmere problem, as well as a variety of other stateside and foreign duty assignments.

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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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