Oral history interview with John J. Ballentine, 1964
Scope and Contents
Childhood and education; interest in naval air during World War I; flight training, Pensacola, Kelly Field; testing and development work, Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds; Norden bombsight; Japanese naval aviation; air support, Operation Torch; command of BUNKER HILL; Pacific operations: Raboul, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok; fleet liaison with General MacArthur for Japanese surrender; Military Staff Committee, United Nations, 1947; Mediterranean, 1947-48; Commander, 6th Fleet. Impressions of Admirals Ernest King, H.K. Hewitt, Chester Nimitz, Richmond Turner and Generals George Patton and Douglas MacArthur.
Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971.