Oral history interview with Donald Duncan [electronic resource], 1967
Scope and Contents
Education, Michigan and Naval Academy; World War I; naval aviation, Pensacola, 1920; experience in ordnance, communication; Fleet Aviation Officer, 1930-31; training aviation unit, Naval Academy; Plans Division, Bureau of Aeronautics, 1933; carrier duty, air tactics, group tactics; development of auxiliary carriers: the LONG ISLAND; World War II: Admiral Ernest King's staff, Tokyo raid, commanding ESSEX, War Plans Officer for Admiral King, detailed description of Joint Chiefs of Staff and Combined Chiefs of Staff, Harry Hopkins, Quebec and Yalta conferences, Pacific carrier task groups; postwar chief of staff to Commander-in-Chief, Pacific; atom bomb tests; reorganization; Deputy Chief for Air, 1947; National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; missiles; Naval air bases; 2nd Task Fleet; Korean War; Vice Chief of Naval Operations, 1951-56.
- Aeronautics, Military.
- Duncan, Donald--Interviews.
- King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956.
- Korean War, 1950-1953.
- Mason, John T., 1909-1998, interviewer.
- Military education.
- Oral histories.
- United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
- United States. Navy.
- United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Aeronautics.
- United States Naval Academy.
- World War, 1914-1918.
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American.
- World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American.
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