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Oral history interview with Thomas C. Kinkaid, 1961

Creator: Kinkaid, Thomas C. 1888-1972
Project: Naval history project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 450 pages
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Naval officer.

Scope and Contents

Education, Naval Academy; world cruise, 1908; Turkey, burning of Smyrna; Geneva Conference, 1932; Naval AttacheĢ, Rome and Belgrade, 1938-41; Benito Mussolini, Galeazzo Ciano, Bernard Berenson, Spanish Royal family; destroyer squadron, convoy duty; Pearl Harbor, 1941; Task Force II, carrier operations, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Eastern Solomons; Commander North Pacific Fleet, Aleutians; combat intelligence; preparations for Philippine campaign; detailed description of Leyte Gulf and subsequent operations; Yellow Sea and Korea; Shanghai, Chungking; impressions of General Douglas MacArthur, Chiang Kai-shek, many prominent 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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