Oral history interview with Ben S. Custer 1965

Oral history interview with Ben S. Custer 1965

 

Name:
Custer, Benjamin S. (Benjamin Scott), 1905-2002 (Interviewee), Mason, John T., 1909-1998 (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Ben S. Custer 1965
Abstract:
Family background, childhood; Naval Academy; early cruises; Pensacola, flight training; flying boat squadron, Alaska; teaching at Annapolis; Caribbean Sea Frontier, Admiral John Hoover; executive officer, CROATAN; Admiral John Vest; command of the NORTON SOUND; World War II; Atlantic and Pacific theaters; atomic bomb; Flight Safety Board, Pay Board; Naval Attache ́to Canada; Northwest cruise to Hudson's Bay; Floyd Bennett Field; Strauss Commission; Princeton, Impressions of contemporaries in the Navy and of government officials; discussion of strategy and battle plans, World Wars I and II.
Collection Name:
Naval history project
Subjects:
Veterans, Air pilots, World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American, World War, 1914-1918, Aeronautics, Military, Canada--Description and travel, Custer, Benjamin S. (Benjamin Scott), 1905-2002, United States Naval Academy, and United States. Navy
Format:
oral histories and sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1965
Note (Biographical):
Naval officer.
Note:
Interviewed by John T. Mason, Jr. on August 6, 1963; July 30, August 6, August 17, November 19, December 2, December 16, and December 30, 1964; and February 24, March 2, March 4, March 11, and April 27, 1965.
Note (Provenance):
Ben S. Custer, Gift 1965
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
10384073
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-r10f-w150