John E. Bennett Oral History Interview, February 6, 1994

Oral History #OH0138

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John E. Bennett Oral History Interview
    Creator: Bennett, John E.
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Williams, Gene
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 3 audiotapes, 4 hours, 74 pages ,
  • Description

    Captain Bennett recounts his early background in Ohio, his experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy, and his service during World War II. Of particular importance is his description of duty on the USS SAN FRANCISCO during the naval battle of Guadalcanal, action for which he was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart. He also relates the details of five war patrols in the USS QUEENFISH, rescue of Australian and British prisoners-of-war from the South China Sea, and the deep sea evasion of depth charges. Captain Bennett details postwar duties as commander of a submarine division and a flotilla and his involvement with the Navy's deep submergence programs and the bathyscaph TRIESTE. The interviews conclude with a synopsis of Captain Bennett's postnaval career in oceanography.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of John E. Bennett

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    John E. Bennett Oral History Interview (#OH0138), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

This page is only for requesting materials that you wish to view in person in the Reading Room at Joyner Library. It does not permit you to view the materials online or to request their photoduplication. If you would like to request materials for photoduplication, please visit our Copying and Permissions page.

Use the checkboxes to select the boxes/folders you would like to view, then click continue at the bottom of the page.

Container List

Once you have selected all of the boxes/folders you would like to view, click