Richard E. Warner Oral History Interview

October 17, 1994
Oral History #OH0146
Lennon, Donald R. (Interviewer); Warner, Richard E., -2005 (Interviewee)
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiotapes, 2.5 hours, 67 pages
Preferred Citation
Richard E. Warner Oral History Interview (#OH0146), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

Mr. Warner relates his experiences as a U.S. Navy Reserve Officer and Destroyer Escort commander during World War II. He comments on his childhood in California, where he participated in Sea Scouts as a youth and graduated from The University of California--Berkeley in 1938. While in college he participated in Navy ROTC and reported for reserve duty in 1939. Mr. Warner describes his training at the subchaser training center and his service on the USS 631 and PC 1245. Details are provided of service as executive officer of the KENDALL C. CAMPBELL (DE 443) and his assignment to the USS GEORGE (DE 697). He comments on action as part of a Hunter-Killer Group (October 1944-August 1945) at Iwo Jima, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Kerama Retto--Okinawa, and off Tokyo Bay. He also comments on entering Yokosuka Navy Base in Japan. Mr. Warner was released from active duty on October 16, 1945.

Administrative information
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Gift of Richard E. Warner

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Key terms
Personal Names
Roosevelt, Franklin D., Jr. (Franklin Delano), 1914-1988
Warner, Richard E., -2005
Corporate Names
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
University of California, Berkeley
Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944
Sea Scouts--California--Piedmont
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines