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Willard W. DeVenter oral history interview, August 27, 1996.

Author/creator DeVenter, Willard W. creator.
Other author/creatorLennon, Donald R., interviewer.
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Production Info 1996.
Descriptionsound recording 1 audiocassette (1.5 hours)
Descriptiontranscript 29 pages
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Abstract After serving on several destroyers, Willard W. DeVenter was assigned to the USS ARKANSAS. During this session, he recounts his service in the ARKANSAS participating in convoy duty, the Normandy Invasion, and the invasion of Southern France. He then describes duty in the Pacific participating in the ARKANSAS' involvement at Ulithi, Iwo Jima, Louzon and Okinawa. He also comments on post war duty on the USS MISSISSIPPI and his assignment to Post Graduate school at MIT.
General noteInterviewer: Donald R. Lennon. Interview date: August 27, 1996.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as Willard W. DeVenter Oral History Interview (#OH0153), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Terms of useRepository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.
Acquisitions source Joyner- Gift of Willard W. DeVenter.
Biographical noteCaptain DeVenter grew up in California before entering the USNA Class of 1941.

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