Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr., Oral History Interview

January 6, 1978
Oral History #OH0049
Lennon, Donald R.; Quackenbush, Robert S., 1903-1985
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 21 pages
Preferred Citation
Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0049), 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 Quackenbush concentrates on his experiences as a Naval aviator and as director of Navy Photography during World War II. He describes photographic activities during the 1930s, attendance at Engish photo interpretation school in 1941, American deficiences in photo interpretation, photo intelligence work at Guadalcanal and elsewhere in the South Pacific, atomic tests at Bikini, Antarctic expedition "Highjump," and Arctic expedition. Other duty experiences include commands aboard the Midway and the Randolph (1951-1953), duty at Paris (1954-1955), and as commander and chief of SOPAC.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Robert S. Quakenbush, Jr.

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Quakenbush, Robert S.
Corporate Names
Midway (Attack aircraft carrier)
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Intelligence specialists
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
United States. Navy--Photographers
Naval reconnaissance
Nuclear weapons--Marshall Islands--Testing
Photographic interpretation (Military science)
Photography, Military--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
Antarctica--Discovery and exploration
Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration