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 Hud son'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; United States. Navy
Format
oral histories; 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
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-r10f-w150
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.