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Grant, Etheridge (1902-1988)

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Based on one interview conducted by Etta-Belle Kitchen in October 1970. The volume contains 62 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1971 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.


In this brief memoir, Admiral Grant concentrates on his wartime service in command of the William B. Preston (AVD-7). His ship was awarded a unit commendation after successful operations under enemy attack in the Philippines, Dutch East Indies, and Australia. He later put the Cumberland Sound (AV-17) into commission towards the end of World War II. Grant also discusses his command of Fleet Air Wing One, flying patrol and reconnaissance missions in the Pacific during the Korean War.


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