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Oral history interview with Harry Hill, 1968

Creator: Hill, Harry W., 1890-1971
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 964 pages Sound recording: 1 reel Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

Scope and Contents

Naval Academy; early cruises, gunnery training; World War I: Scapa Flow, German Fleet surrender; Navy Department reorganization; arms limitation, naval budget, congressional liaison; Hoover good will cruise to South America, 1928; Naval War College, 1937; War Plans Division, 1940; World War II: United-Canada Joint Board Armed Defense, convoys and patrols, Murmansk,Iceland; Pacific theater commands: detailed analysis of amphibious assault at Tarawa; operations at Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima, Okinawa; plans for assault on Japan; National War College, Naval Academy superintendent; Naval Home. Accounts of Generals Douglas MacArthur and Holland M. Smith; Admirals Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, Raymond Spruance, Kelly Turner, and othrer military, naval, and political figures.


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

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