Maurice Franklin Weisner Oral History Interview

February 5, 1994
Oral History #OH0140
Weisner, Maurice F. (Maurice Franklin), 1917-; Williams, Gene
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiotape, 1.5 hours, 33 pages
Preferred Citation
Maurice Franklin Weisner Oral History Interview (#OH0140), 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

Admiral Weisner, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, recounts his distinguished career from his days as a student at the U.S. Naval Academy up to his assignment as a Fleet commander, headquartered in Japan. Among the many experiences detailed are duty aboard the USS WASP until December 1942; completion of Naval flight training school; deployment to the western Pacific; and duty on the USS BADOENG STRAIT and USS RENDOVA; participation in the Korean Conflict; attendance at the Naval War College; fighter squadron assignments; and command of the USS GUADALUPE, USS CORAL SEA, USS RANGER, and USS ENTERPRISE. Admiral Weisner's recollections end with his assignment, in 1970, to the USS OKLAHOMA CITY, as commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Maurice Franklin Weisner

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Key terms
Personal Names
Weisner, Maurice F. (Maurice Franklin), 1917-
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Air pilots, Military--United States
Korean War, 1950-1953
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean