Tully Shelly, Jr., Oral History Interview

January 23, 1998
Oral History #OH0163
Lennon, Donald R.; Shelly, Tully
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocasssette, 1.5 hours, 27 pages
Preferred Citation
Tully Shelly, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0163), 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

Lt. Commander Shelly discusses his experiences as a Navy junior (his father retired as a Rear Admiral, USNA Class of 1915), living in Annapolis, Cuba, St. Petersburg, Los Angeles, etc. He comments on his schooling and his experiences as a midshipman at the USNA. For World War II he relates experiences in the USS DRAYTON and the USS MONTPELIER in the South Pacific, flight training in 1943-44, and duty as a PBY pilot from 1944-46. He resigned his commission in 1946 and discusses his business career after leaving the Navy.

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Gift of Tully Shelly, Jr.

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Key terms
Personal Names
Shelly, Tully
Family Names
Tully family
Corporate Names
Montpelier (Ship)
United States Naval Academy--History
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean