T. J. Van Metre Oral History Interview

February 3, 1977
Oral History #OH0041
Lennon, Donald R.; Van Metre, T. J. (Thaddeus Johnson), 1907-2003
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 21 pages
Preferred Citation
T. J. Van Metre Oral History Interview (#OH0041), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Rear Admiral Van Metre discusses his career from graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1930 until the end of World War II. Of particular concern is duty on the China station prior to W.W. II, duty aboard the U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA in the South Pacific during the war, and command of the destroyer HILARY P. JONES late in the war.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of T. J. Van Metre

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Key terms
Personal Names
Van Metre, T. J. (Thaddeus Johnson), 1907-2003
Corporate Names
North Carolina (Battleship : BB-55)
United States. Navy--Military life
United States. Navy--Officers
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
China--History, Military--20th century