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Powell P. Vail, Jr., oral history interview, January 23, 1998.

Author/creator Vail, Powell P.
Other author/creatorRagan, Fred, interviewer.
Format Archival & Manuscript Material
Production Info 1998.
Descriptionsound recording 1 audiocassette (1.5 hours)
Descriptiontranscript 35 pages
Supplemental Content Finding aid
Abstract Captain Vail, a native of Mississippi, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy as a part of the Class of 1941. In this interview, Captain Vail comments on his background and early education, pre-war assignment to the USS WEST VIRGINIA, his service during World War II, and his duties in the post-war period until his retirement in 1971. For World War II, he relates his experiences in the USS FANNING, the USS QUICK off North Africa and Sicily, and the USS HAWLEY, USS O'BRIEN, and the USS NEALLY in the Pacific. Ships served aboard after 1945 include the HMS BROADSWORD, USS KROUS, USS FISKE, and the USS GRAND CANYON.
General noteInterviewer: Fred D. Ragan. Interview date: January 23, 1998.
Access restrictionNo access restrictions.
Cite as Powell P. Vail, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0161), 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 Powell P. Vail, Jr.

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