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Harry Z. Miller Oral History Interview, February 7, 1999

Oral History #OH0176

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Title: Harry Z. Miller Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Miller, Harry Zellner
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 38.0 transcribed pages, 1 audiocassette.

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General note

1937-1961

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

Harry Z. Miller Oral History Interview (#OH0176), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Harry Z. Miller

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  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Miller describes his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy and duty aboard the USS NORTH CAROLINA, including shakedown, service in the South Pacific, its torpedoing, and repairs at Pearl Harbor. He subsequently discusses South Pacific duty on the Flag Transport Staff, preparation for the Marine invasion at Bougainville, use of USS SAVANNAH as decoy during President Roosevelt's trip to Yalta, and "Magic Carpet" trips to transport servicemen back to U.S. at the end of the war.

He also comments on mine removal aboard the CTF 95 in Korea, coastal bombardment by the USS MANCHESTER, shore bombardment and protection of cruisers by the USS HANCOCK in Korea, the DesRon 20 voyage around the world to return to the U.S., and experiences along the way. Also of interest are comments concerning a tour in the Pentagon (1958-1961) as head of the Foreign Navies Section, duty on Admiral Arleigh Burke's staff, service as plans officer in the USS WASP in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and intelligence work.

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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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