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Oral history interview with Robert B. Carney, 1964

Creator: Carney, Robert Bostwick, 1895-1990
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 768 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

Scope and Contents

Family background, Naval Academy, 1916; first cruises, assignments; World War I convoying; navigation instructor, Naval Academy, 1923-24; Interior Control Board manual, 1928; Orange Plan and naval preparedness, 1940; Admiral Arthur Bristol, organization of Support Force Operation; North Atlantic convoy duty; Chief of Staff, Admiral William Halsey, South Pacific theater: strategy, operations, logistics, personalities, problems; theater of war approach, Admiral Chester Nimitz, General Douglas MacArthur; 3d Fleet operations, Central Pacific; Leyte Gulf and China Sea, 1945; British participation; Japan's defeat and surrender; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics, 1946-50; computers; War College, problems of command and staff training, postwar Navy; unification of services, 1947; impressions of many military figures.


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