Quentin C. Crommelin Oral History Interview

February 7, 1988
Oral History #OH0096
Crommelin, Quentin C.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 24 pages
Preferred Citation
Quentin C. Crommelin Oral History Interview (#OH0096), 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

Captain Crommelin, USNA Class of 1941, relates his experiences and those of his four brothers as naval officers during World War II. Among the topics discussed are the torpedoing of the USS SARATOGA, duty in the South Pacific, flight training, combat experiences, and the aviation deaths of two brothers. Postwar commentary concerns duty as squadron commander, association with Admiral J.L. Holloway, Jr., and their opinions of Admiral Hyman Rickover.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Quentin C. Crommelin

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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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
Crommelin, Quentin C.
Family Names
Crommelin family
Corporate Names
Franklin D. Roosevelt (Aircraft carrier)
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CV-3)
United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean