Malcolm E. Wolfe oral history interview, August 28, 1996
Date: Aug. 28 1996 |
Captain Wolfe, a native of Texas and a member of the USNA Class of 1941, describes his background and experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy. Concerning his naval career, he discusses assignment to the USS CHANDLER at Pearl Harbor; duty in Alaska where the CHANDLER was involved in a collision with other destroyers; and assignment to flight training. He describes his training and duty as a naval aviator, duty aboard the USS INTREPID, raids against Japanese airbases, a kamikaze attack on the INTREPID, and the end of World War II. Discussion of post-war duty includes service on the USS NORTON SOUND, duty on the USS PINE ISLAND during its voyage to the Antarctic, assignment to a secret United Nations mission to India and Pakistan as observer for the Cashmere problem, as well as a variety of other stateside and foreign duty assignments. Interviewer: Donald R. Lennon. more...