Thomas B. Wolfe Oral History Interview

January 23, 1998
Oral History #OH0162
Lennon, Donald R.; Ragan, Fred D.; Wolfe, Thomas B.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 3 audiocasssettes, 3 hours, 34 pages
Preferred Citation
Thomas B. Wolfe Oral History Interview (#OH0162), 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

Commander Wolfe describes his early life and education; experiences at the US Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1941; World War II service; and post-war assignments until he retired in 1962. He comments on duty aboard the USS HERBERT in the Caribbean in 1941, convoy duty in the North Atlantic, sonar training, anti-submarine duty in the Gulf of Mexico in the USS DAHLGREN, and flight training and PV I instructor duty. Post-war stations include duty in the Philippines, Hawaii, and D.C.; Mediterranean service in the USS CORAL SEA; and a tour at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Thomas B. Wolfe

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Wolfe, Thomas B.
Corporate Names
Coral Sea (Aircraft carrier)
United States Naval Academy--History
United States. Navy--Aviation
United States. Navy--Officers--Interviews
Anti-submarine warfare