David H. Jackson Oral History Interview

June 6, 1991
Oral History #OH0128
Lennon, Donald R.; Jackson, David H.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiotapes, 2 hours, 39 pages
Preferred Citation
David H. Jackson Oral History Interview (#OH0128), 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

Rear Admiral Jackson provides an indepth account of his childhood and youth in rural Arkansas, his life at the U.S. Naval Academy, and his service as a Naval officer during World War II. Included are details of experiences in the destroyer minelayer PREBLE operating out of Pearl Harbor during the summer and fall of 1941, the anticipation of war, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Other comments concern the battle of Midway and reconnaissance landings in search of Japanese on islands surrounding Midway; patrol duty in the Aleutians; and participation in campaigns around Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands, and Russell Islands.

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Gift of David H. Jackson

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Key terms
Personal Names
Jackson, David H.
Family Names
Jackson family
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
Midway, Battle of, 1942
Minelayers (Ships)
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean