Oral history interview with Alan G. Kirk 1961

Oral history interview with Alan G. Kirk 1961

 

 

Name:
Kirk, Alan Goodrich, 1888-1963 (Interviewee); Mason, John T., 1909-1998 (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Alan G. Kirk 1961
Abstract:
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; codes 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.
Collection Name:
Naval history project
Subjects:
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
Format:
oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1961
Physical Description:
386 pages
Note (Biographical):
Naval officer.
Note:
Interviewed by John T. Mason, Jr. on October 17, October 30, November 3, November 8, November 21, November 29, and December 8, 1961.
Note (Provenance):
Alan G. Kirk, Gift 1961
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13887882
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-w370-tw47