Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview, February 5, 1994

Oral History #OH0142

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview
    Creator: Foster, Richard E.
    Williams, Gene
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 16 pages,
  • Description

    Born in Piedmont, California, Captain Foster was the captain of the U.S. Naval Academy football team in 1940. He comments on his wartime assignments on the USS PENNSYLVANIA and the USS INDIANA; his postwar duty on the USS WRIGHT; and his years as a naval engineer involved in ship design, planning, and production. Of particular interest are commentaries on the flag-raising at Iwo Jima as witnessed from the deck of the USS VICKSBURG, the surrender of Japanese forces in Tokyo Bay, and the career-ending injuries sustained in a mid-air collision of commercial airliners in the skies over New York state.

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    Gift of Richard E. Foster

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    Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview (#OH0142), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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