Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview

July 28, 1977; July 29, 1977
Oral History #OH0046
Lennon, Donald R.; Davis, Glenn B.
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0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 58 pages
Preferred Citation
Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview (#OH0046), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Vice Admiral Davis discusses his background in Ohio, training at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Navy career which spanned forty years. Included in his reminiscences are accounts of duty aboard the battleships Massachusetts, Iowa, Deleware, Kansas, and Kentucky prior to W.W. I. War time service aboard the tanker Maumee (1916-1919) is related as is post war assignments to the Tennessee, Wyoming, and Blakely. Special attention is given to the Veracruz affair and duty aboard the Philadelphia (1937-1939) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a passenger.

W. W. II assignments included the command of Battleship Washington, (1942-1944), and commander of Battleship Division Eight (1944-1945). Engagements discussed include Guadalcanal, Savo Island, Solomons, Truk, etc.

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Gift of Glenn B. Davis

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Key terms
Personal Names
Davis, Glenn B.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave, Mexico)--History--American occupation, 1914