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Oral history interview with Alan G. Kirk, 1961

Creator: Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 386 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

Scope and Contents

Background and education, Naval Academy; European cruises, Asiatic Fleet, Canton, 1911, Sun Yat Sen; World War I, fleet exercises; Naval Proving Ground, testing ordnance; Presidential yacht MAYFLOWER, Warren G. Harding; Bureau of Ordnance; Australia, 1925; fleet gunnery officer; Naval War College, 1928-29; Naval Attaché, London, 1939-41; Joseph P. Kennedy; Director of Naval Intelligence, 1941; codes and war plans; Atlantic Fleet; naval mission to London, 1942-43; Mediterranean; amphibious force, 1943; John Mason Brown; North African landings; Operation Husky; planning for Normandy; impressions of many outstanding naval and political figures.

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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971.

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