Fay Brackett Settle Oral History Interview

February 20, 1986; July 11, 1986
Oral History #OH0081
Lennon, Donald R.; Settle, Fay Brackett
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 67 pages
Preferred Citation
Fay Brackett Settle Oral History Interview (#OH0081), 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

Mrs. Settle recounts her background in Massachusetts, her marriage to Thomas G. W. Settle, and her subsequent experiences as the wife of a naval officer. Included are commentary on Admiral Settle's service aboard airships (1924-1929), his participation in balloon races and experiments in lighter-than-air travel, as well as her own experiences in airship travel. She also describes life in China and the Far East while her husband was assigned to various commands within the Asiatic Fleet (1934-1938, 1945-1946). Other commentary concerns her life during World War II, residence at Newport, R.I., and travel to Turkey.

In her second interview Mrs. Settle continues her discussion of experiences in Turkey. She then recounts Admiral Settle's duty in New Orleans with the 8th Naval District, in San Diego with the Pacific Fleet, and in Norway prior to his retirement in 1957.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Fay Brackett Settle

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Settle, Fay Brackett
Settle, Thomas G. W.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers
Admirals' spouses
World War, 1939-1945
China--Description and travel
Turkey--Description and travel