James W. Davis Oral History Interview

March 7, 1980
Oral History #OH0059
Davis, James W. (James White), 1906-1995; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 30 pages
Preferred Citation
James W. Davis Oral History Interview (#OH0059), 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 Davis describes his background in eastern N. C., education at the U.S. Naval Academy, and pre-W.W. II duty aboard battleships and submarines. Details are provided for his experiences as a submarine commander in the South Pacific during World War II. Among the post war topics discussed are high level decisions with regard to Cuba and Guantanamo while assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and service in Vietnam.

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Gift of James W. Davis

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Key terms
Personal Names
Davis, James W. (James White), 1906-1995
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Submarine captains--United States
Submarine warfare--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)