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; 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.
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
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-w370-tw47
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.