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Price, Arthur W., Jr. (1920-2007)

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Based on four interviews conducted by Etta-Belle Kitchen from May 1978 through July 1978. The volume contains 642 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1980 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.


Admiral Price enlisted in the Navy in November 1939 and became an aviation metalsmith in 1940. After various tours of duty in World War II--in the USS Wright and Patrol Squadron 14 at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii--he entered the Navy aviation flight program and became a pilot, receiving a commission as ensign in 1944. After various tours of duty in night fighter squadrons and fighter bomber squadrons, his designation was changed to that of an unrestricted line officer. Ultimately his career gravitated to amphibious warfare. He served in many areas, especially in Vietnam where be became Deputy Commander of U.S. Naval Forces and finally Commander in June 1972.


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