James P. Jamison Oral History Interview

September 27, 1990
Oral History #OH0122
Creator(s)
Lennon, Donald R.; Jamison, James P.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiotape, 2 hours, 51 pages
Preferred Citation
James P. Jamison Oral History Interview (#OH0122), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

James Pollock Jamison, a native of Pennsylvania, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1941. He served aboard USS Decatur (DD-341) until January 1943, involved first in neutrality patrol in the Caribbean and later convoy duty the North Atlantic. He then served aboard USS Burns (DD-588), where he was involved in landings and raids throughout the South Pacific, including the Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, New Guinea, the Mariana Islands, and the Philippines. Jamison received a silver star for his service as gunnery officer aboard USS Burns during action on 30 January 1944. In 1945, Jamison became executive officer on USS Bordelon (DD-881) and commander of USS Fogg (DE/DER-57). He describes his service in each of these ships. Jamison later served aboard USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822) from 1952 to 1953 and as the director of technical and systems engineering within the Naval Ordnance System Commands beginning in 1968.


Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of James P. Jamison

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Copyright notice

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

General note

1930s-1968


Related material

James P. Jamison Papers (#651) , East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.


Key terms
Personal Names
Jamison, James P., 1918-2017
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Topical
Destroyers (Warships)
Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Marshall Islands
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean