Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview, July 28, 1977, July 29, 1977

Oral History #OH0046

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview
    Creator: Davis, Glenn B.
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 3 hours, 58 pages ,
  • Description

    Vice Admiral Davis discusses his background in Ohio, training at the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Navy career which spanned forty years. Included in his reminiscences are accounts of duty aboard the battleships Massachusetts, Iowa, Deleware, Kansas, and Kentucky prior to W.W. I. War time service aboard the tanker Maumee (1916-1919) is related as is post war assignments to the Tennessee, Wyoming, and Blakely. Special attention is given to the Veracruz affair and duty aboard the Philadelphia (1937-1939) with President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a passenger.

    W. W. II assignments included the command of Battleship Washington, (1942-1944), and commander of Battleship Division Eight (1944-1945). Engagements discussed include Guadalcanal, Savo Island, Solomons, Truk, etc.

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    Glenn B. Davis Oral History Interview (#OH0046), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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