Henry J. Conger Oral History Interview

April 26, 2001
Oral History #OH0198
Conger, Henry Jackson, 1916-2012; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 30 pages
Preferred Citation
Henry J. Conger Oral History Interview (#OH0198), 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

Commander Conger discusses his childhood in Georgia and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy as a part of the USNA Class of 1941. He reports on duty in the USS IDAHO before and after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, including patrols in the North Atlantic, South Pacific, and Aleutian Islands. He comments on the bombardment of South Pacific Islands late in the war and Japanese occupation duty after the war. After assignments to the USS TARAWA and PORTER, he describes engagements as CO of the USS LAFFEY in Korea in 1951, especially dealing with mines and shore batteries in Wonsan Harbor. Subsequent duty stations described include assignments to the U.S. Naval Academy faculty, WESTLANT, and CINCLANT.

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Gift of Henry J. Conger

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Key terms
Personal Names
Conger, Henry Jackson, 1916-2012
Family Names
Conger family
Corporate Names
Idaho (Battleship : BB-42)
Laffey (Ship)
United States Naval Academy--History
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Korean War, 1950-1953--Naval operations
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Alaska
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean