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Oral history interview with Felix Budwell Stump, 1964

Creator: Stump, Felix B. 1894-1972
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 364 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

Scope and Contents

Family background; Naval Academy; early cruises, Central and South America; naval aviation training, Pensacola, 1919; aeronautical engineering, 1922-24; shore and sea commands, 1924-40: cruiser duty, dive bombing squadron, war games, Naval Air Maintenance Procurement Division, Bureau of Aeronautics; executive officer, ENTERPRISE, 1940: ship organization manual; LANGLEY, 1941; World War II: duty in Java, Australia, 1942; Captain of the new LEXINGTON, 1943-44; the Marshalls, Truk; Commander, Carrier Division 24, 1944-45: operations in Western Pacific and Philippines areas, Leyte, air strikes; technical training command, Chief of Naval Air Technical Training, 1945-48; Korean War; Commander NATO striking fleet. Comments on naval colleagues, especially Admirals William Halsey, Hart, William Moffett, and Arthur Radford.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1974.

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