Oral History Interview with George Duncan, October 9, 1994

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Interview with Captain George Duncan, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Duncan discusses his pilot training at Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1941, his assignment to Air Group 9 on the carrier Essex, the Hellcat fighter, the sinking of Fubuki-class destroyer in June of 1944 off of Pagan Island, the Marianas Campaign in 1944, the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot," the Philippines Campaign and the attack on the Japanese battleship Musashi, and his postwar naval career.

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[2] 43 p. ; 28 cm.

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Christman, Calvin L. & Duncan, George, 1917- October 9, 1994.

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Interview with Captain George Duncan, a Navy veteran, concerning his experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Duncan discusses his pilot training at Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1941, his assignment to Air Group 9 on the carrier Essex, the Hellcat fighter, the sinking of Fubuki-class destroyer in June of 1944 off of Pagan Island, the Marianas Campaign in 1944, the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot," the Philippines Campaign and the attack on the Japanese battleship Musashi, and his postwar naval career.

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[2] 43 p. ; 28 cm.

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Interview conducted in 1994 for the World War II Pacific Theater (Naval Engagements) Oral History Project.

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Christman, Calvin L. & Duncan, George, 1917-. Oral History Interview with George Duncan, October 9, 1994, book, October 9, 1994; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1857660/: accessed August 10, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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