Based on seven interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from May 1979 through October 1979 The volume contains 424 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1981 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the transcript requires the written permission of the interviewee to quote or cite in published works.
Designated as naval aviator in 1941, Admiral Minter served as a bomber pilot in antisubmarine patrols and convoy coverage flights in the North Atlantic. Later was XO of patrol squadron in Trinidad and XO of Headquarters Squadron Nine at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. In 1944 was assistant air officer in the Randolph when saw action in raids on Tokyo and in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. After serving as assistant director for Tactical Test at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, he assumed command of Patrol Squadron 28 which engaged in reconnaissance missions and antisubmarine patrols against Korean forces. He was CO of the Albemarle, in 1958. Volume I concludes with his duty as Assistant Chief of Staff for Readiness to Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Based on six interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from November 1979 through January 1980. The volume contains 208 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1981 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the transcript requires the written permission of the interviewee to quote or cite in published works.
Volume II picks up Admiral Minter's career in 1961 when he was selected to be Commandant of Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, and then Superintendent in 1964. These were years when compulsory chapel attendance was challenged and a new curriculum implemented to allow each student to select a major. In 1965 he was assigned Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy, Supreme Allied Commander Europe. In 1967 he assumed the Command of Carrier Division Sixteen, contributing to improved antisubmarine warfare capabilities of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He then became Commander Fleet Air Wings Pacific, with additional duty as Commander Antisubmarine Warfare Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. His last assignment before retirement in 1974 was Deputy Chairman of the NATO Committee in the Navy Department.