T. Nash Broaddus Oral History Interview

January 16, 1990
Oral History #OH0118
Broaddus, T. Nash; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiotapes, 2 hours, 50 pages
Preferred Citation
T. Nash Broaddus Oral History Interview (#OH0118), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Mr. Broaddus, a native of Richmond, Virginia, graduated from the University of Virginia and entered premedical training before joining the U.S. Navy in 1940.

Scope and arrangement

After reserve officer training, he served on the USS MOONSTONE. Broaddus was assigned to submarine chaser duty in December 1942, where he served in Atlantic convoy duty until the fall of 1944. He subsequently assumed command of the USS CATES (DE 176) and continued convoy duty of troop ships in the North Atlantic until VE day. The CATES was deployed to the Pacific and Lt. Commander Broaddus arrived in Japan immediately after the end of World War II.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of . Nash Broaddus

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Key terms
Personal Names
Broaddus, T. Nash
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Anti-submarine warfare--United States
Destroyer escorts
Korean War, 1950-1953--Naval operations
Submarine chasers
Typhoons--Japan--Okinawa Island
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
Japan--Description and travel
Panama--Social life and customs--20th century