John W. Newsom Oral History Interview

June 5, 1991
Oral History #OH0124
Newsom, John W., 1919-; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 35 min, 15 pages
Preferred Citation
John W. Newsom Oral History Interview (#OH0124), 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 Newsom provided an overview of his Naval Academy and World War II experiences, concentrating briefly on his experiences at Pearl Harbor; duty aboard the destroyer-minesweeper USS HOPKINS at Gaudalcanal, Savo Island, Munda, and Tulagi; flight school and blimp training; appointment to the USS CALIFORNIA; the invasionary force against Japan; and return the the U.S.

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Gift of John W. Newsom

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Key terms
Personal Names
Newsom, John W., 1919-
Corporate Names
California (Battleship : BB-44)
United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
Savo Island, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean