Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Based on seven interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., from April 1972 through August 1972. The volume contains 398 pages of interview transcript plus an index and appendices. The transcript is copyright 1975 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.
He served in the Memphis, operating in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Asiatic fleets, then in the Tutuila on the Yangtze Patrol. In 1940, while gunnery officer in the Northampton, did experimental work in use of radar in cruiser gunfire control. Was CO of the Benham in World War II, participating in operations at Midway and in the Solomons Islands, rescuing officers and men from the Yorktown and Hammann during the Battle of Midway; screening the Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings; and contributing to the capture of Guadalcanal. Toward the end of the war, he was in tactical command of a radar picket station unit in the Ryukyu Islands and in the Honshu, Tokyo, and Hokkaido area. His later career included: Deputy Commandant of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; CO of the Rochester; and U.S. Planner, Standing Group, NATO, Secretary of Defense.