John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview

June 6, 1991
Oral History #OH0126
Beardall, John R.; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 18 pages
Preferred Citation
John R. Beardall, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0126), 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

A Navy junior, Captain Beardall comments on his presence on the light cruiser RALEIGH during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, service in the CLEVELAND during the invasion of North Africa and Solomon Islands campaign, and duty in the WEEKS at Luzon, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Postwar assignments discussed include postgraduate studies at USNA and MIT, cruises aboard the WORCESTER to the Mediterranean and Korea, assignment as naval aide to the undersecretary of Navy during the transition from the Eisenhower administration to the Kennedy administration, and command of the NORFOLK in intercepting and inspecting a Soviet ship during removal of missiles from Cuba.

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Gift of John R. Beardall, Jr.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Beardall, John R.
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal