William W. Jones Oral History Interview

February 6, 1988
Oral History #OH0101
Barclay, Morgan J.; Jones, William W.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassettte, 1.5 hours, 39 pages
Preferred Citation
William W. Jones Oral History Interview (#OH0101), 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 Jones, USNA Class of 1941, comments on his service on the USS HELENA during World War II, including observations on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the naval battle of Guadalcanal and the Solomons Campaign (Fall, 1942), and the sinking of the JUNEAU. Postwar comments concern aviation training, his injury in an aircraft accident, nuclear weapons logistics duty, the Navy atomic weapons program, and squadron commands.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Jones, William W.
Corporate Names
Helena (Cruiser)
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Aircraft accidents--United States
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
Nuclear weapons--United States
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (Calif.)