Frank P. Cuccias Oral History Interview

February 6, 1988
Oral History #OH0097
Cuccias, Frank P.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 23 pages
Preferred Citation
Frank P. Cuccias Oral History Interview (#OH0097), 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 Cuccias, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, was assigned to the U.S.S. BROOKLYN for convoy duty in the North Atlantic before and after U.S. entry into World War II. He was involved in the Allied invasion of North Africa in 1942 and subsequently was assigned to Naval aviation where he remained as an instructor until 1945. Post war duty included assignments to the Surface Squadron in Bermuda, anti-submarine warfare, Naval War College, and duty in the USS WASP. He also participated in "Operation Mariner" in the North Atlantic and commanded a squadron in Japan. All of the above topics are covered in the interview.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Frank P. Cuccias

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Key terms
Corporate Names
Naval War College (U.S.)
United States. Naval Aviation Corps
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
United States. Navy--Officers--Training of
Wasp (Aircraft carrier : CVS-18)
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North