Oral history interview with Donald Duncan 1967


Duncan, Donald (Interviewee)
Mason, John T., 1909-1998 (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Donald Duncan 1967
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.
Collection Name
Naval history project
Military education; Aeronautics, Military; Aviation; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; Korean War, 1950-1953; Duncan, Donald; King, Ernest Joseph, 1878-1956; United States Naval Academy; United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics; United States. Navy; United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff; United States. Navy Dept
oral histories; sound recordings
Note (Biographical)
Naval officer.
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010.
Interviewed by John T. Mason, Jr. on January 27, March 12, March 30, March 31, May 4, June 22, September 28, and November 23, 1964; May 3, June 14, October 11, November 15, and December 13, 1965; September 2 and November 28, 1966; and January 30, 1967 .
Note (Provenance)
Donald Duncan, Gift 1967
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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