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Burns W. Spore Oral History Interview, April 28, 2001

(Oral History #OH0201)

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Title: Burns W. Spore Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
Spore, Burns W.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours, 48 pages .

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General note

1920s-1960s

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No restrictions

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Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Burns W. Spore Oral History Interview (#OH0201), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Burns W. Spore

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Captain Spore, who was born in Annapolis, Maryland, was the product of a long line of Naval officers. He comments on his ancestry, childhood, and experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. He describes duty on the USS FLUSSER during and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including escort duty between Pearl Harbor and the West Coast. He comments on his assignment to the USS SPENCE, convoy duty to Casa Blanca, South Pacific duty with Admiral Burke's squadron, including Espiritu Santa and the "Turkey Shoot" at Guadalcanal. He also comments on duty on the USS DUNCAN at Okinawa; air patrol duty between Okinawa and Honshu, Japan; assignment to the USS RALPH TALBOT; and involvement in the Bikini Island atomic tests after the war's end.

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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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