Oral history interview with Ben S. Custer [electronic resource], 1965
|Creator: ||Custer, Benjamin S. 1905-2002||Project: ||Naval history project. |
(see all project interviews)
|Phys. Desc. :||sound file : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Scope and Contents
Family background, childhood; Naval Academy; early cruises; Pensacola, flight training; flying boat squadron, Alaska; teaching at Annapolis; Caribbean Sea Frontier, Admiral John Hoover; executive officer, CROATAN; Admiral John Vest; command of the NORTON SOUND; World War II; Atlantic and Pacific theaters; atomic bomb; Flight Safety Board, Pay Board; Naval Attache ́to Canada; Northwest cruise to Hudson's Bay; Floyd Bennett Field; Strauss Commission; Princeton, Impressions of contemporaries in the Navy and of government officials; discussion of strategy and battle plans, World Wars I and II.