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Louis Poisson Davis, Jr., oral history interview, February 7, 1988

Date: Feb. 07 1988 | Identifier: OH0098
Mr. Davis, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941, discusses his early chaildhood as a Navy junior, his education, and his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Emphasized in the interview is duty on the USS REID , attack on Pearl Harbor, training on submarines at New London, Conn., and assignment to the USS SALMON . The five war patrols of the SALMON are described in detail as is duty as commanding officer of the S-18. Also discussed is the background of Davis' resignation of his Navy commission in 1946 and his civilian career subsequent to his resignation. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...