Frank M. Sanger, Jr., Oral History Interview

November 20, 1987; May 11, 1988
Oral History #OH0093
Lennon, Donald R.; Sanger, Frank M.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 1 hour, 44 pages ,
Preferred Citation
Frank M. Sanger, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0093), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Captain Sanger, a member of the US Naval Academy Class of 1941, served in the USS WASHINGTON throughout World War II.

Scope and arrangement

In his initial interview Sanger describes his background and education in Connecticut and New York, his college experiences at Duke University, his training at the US Naval Academy, and his wartime service in the USS WASHINGTON.

In interview #2, Captain Sanger completes his participation in World War II by commenting on the USS WASHINGTON's involvement at Kwajalein. Post war commentary concernins his involvement in ordnance engineering development and testing, his work with the Polaris project for missle development and his work with antisubmarine warfare projects.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Frank M. Sanger, Jr.

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Copyright notice

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Sanger, Frank M.
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Washington (Battleship : BB-56)
Anti-submarine warfare--United States
Ordnance, Naval--United States
Polaris (Missile)
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American