Erling H. Hustvedt Oral History Interview

November 22, 1985
Oral History #OH0080
Hustvedt, Erling H.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 32 pages
Preferred Citation
Erling H. Hustvedt Oral History Interview (#OH0080), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Biographical/historical information

Capt. Hustvedt, the son of Vice Admiral Olaf M. Hustvedt, entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1937 as part of the class of 1941. He was dropped from the Academy due to an error in evaluating his eyesight and he subsequently received an engineering degree from MIT. After the outbreak of World War II he was commissioned as a reserve officer and assigned to the USS SOUTH DAKOTA. He was involved in the battles of Santa Cruz and Guadalcanal and in Atlantic Theater operations after the SOUTH DAKOTA returned to the U.S. for repair. He subsequently served as executive officer of the USS ELLIS and the USS McCALLA.

Administrative information
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Gift of Erling H. Hustvedt

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Key terms
Personal Names
Hustvedt, Erling H.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American