Background and education, Naval Academy; European cruises, Asiatic Fleet, Canton, 1911, Sun Yat Sen; World War I, fleet exercises; Naval Proving Ground, testing ordnance; Presidential yacht MAYFLOWER, Warren G. Harding; Bureau of Ordnance; Australia, 1925; fleet gunnery officer; Naval War College, 1928-29; Naval Attaché, London, 1939-41; Joseph P. Kennedy; Director of Naval Intelligence, 1941; code s and war plans; Atlantic Fleet; naval mission to London, 1942-43; Mediterranean; amphibious force, 1943; John Mason Brown; North African landings; Operation Husky; planning for Normandy; impressions of many outstanding naval and political figures.
Veterans; Admirals; World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American; Naval gunnery; Amphibious warfare; Diplomacy; Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963; United States. Navy; United States. Office of Naval Intelligence
Interviewed by John T. Mason, Jr. on October 17, October 30, November 3, November 8, November 21, November 29, and December 8, 1961.