William H. Ashford Oral History Interview

December 7, 1978; January 16, 1979; July 3, 1979; July 12, 1979; January 23, 1980; February 27, 1980; September 10, 1980; January 21, 1981; February 25, 1981; May 25, 1983
Oral History #OH0055
Lennon, Donald R.; Ashford, William Henry, Jr., 1903-1994
Physical description
0.08 Cubic Feet, 16 audiocassettes, 19 hours, 309 pages
Preferred Citation
William H. Ashford Oral History Interview (#OH0055), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
Photocopying of transcription is not allowed.

Scope and arrangement

Rear Admiral Ashford discusses his background in Georgia, experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy, flight training, experiences as a naval aviator after 1929, duty in the Canal Zone, reminiscences as aide and flag lieutenant to Admiral W. F. Halsey prior to and during W.W. II, command of the Naval Air Station-Patuxent, responsibilities while stationed in D.C., and experiences as commander of the MIDWAY.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of William H. Ashford

Processing information

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Copyright notice

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Ashford, William Henry, Jr., 1903-1994
Halsey, William F. (William Frederick), 1882-1959
Corporate Names
Midway (Attack aircraft carrier)
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Md.)