Louis Poisson Davis, Jr., Oral History Interview

February 7, 1988
Oral History #OH0098
Davis, Louis Poisson, Jr., 1919-; Lennon, Donald R.
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0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2 hours, 40 pages
Preferred Citation
Louis Poisson Davis, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0098), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Mr. Davis, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, discusses his early chaildhood as a Navy junior, his education, and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Emphasized in the interview is duty on the USS REID , attack on Pearl Harbor, training on submarines at New London, Conn., and assignment to the USS SALMON . The five war patrols of the SALMON are described in detail as is duty as commanding officer of the S-18. Also discussed is the background of Davis' resignation of his Navy commission in 1946 and his civilian career subsequent to his resignation.

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Gift of Louis Poisson Davis, Jr.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Davis, Louis Poisson, Jr., 1919-
Corporate Names
Salmon (Submarine)
United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean