Robert W. Windsor, Jr., Oral History Interview

February 6, 1988
Oral History #OH0107
Windsor, Robert W.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 23 pages
Preferred Citation
Robert W. Windsor, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0107), 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

Capt. Windsor, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, discusses World War II service in the USS COLORADO and the USS McLANAHAN, flight training in 1943, and service with the fleet in the South Pacific during 1944 and 1945. Post war commentary centers on assignment to Admiral Marc Mitscher's staff, service during the Korean War operating off of the USS YORKTOWN, duty aboard the USS SARATOGA in the Mediterrian during the Lebanon Crisis of 1958, staff assignment to COMFAIRJAX, test pilot school, setting the national jet speed record, and service in the USS INDEPENDENCE off Vietnam.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Robert W. Windsor, Jr.

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Windsor, Robert W.
Corporate Names
Colorado (Battleship)
Independence (Aircraft carrier : CV-62)
Saratoga (Aircraft carrier : CVA-60)
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier : CV-10)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North