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Oral History Interview with Doug Aitken, September 16, 2005

Description: Transcript of an oral interview with Doug Aitken. When the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, Aitken was nineteen and in college in California. He remained in college, earned his degree and was commissioned an ensign upon finishing school in 1944. He then went to radar school and trained for a position in the combat information center (CIC) of a destroyer. He soon reported aboard the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774) in San Diego and headed for the Pacific. Soon, the Hadley was escorting other ships to… more
Date: September 16, 2005
Duration: 1 hour 21 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Aitken, Doug
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Doug Aitken, September 16, 2005

Description: Transcript of an oral interview with Doug Aitken. When the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred, Aitken was nineteen and in college in California. He remained in college, earned his degree and was commissioned an ensign upon finishing school in 1944. He then went to radar school and trained for a position in the combat information center (CIC) of a destroyer. He soon reported aboard the USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774) in San Diego and headed for the Pacific. Soon, the Hadley was escorting other ships to… more
Date: September 16, 2005
Creator: Aitken, Doug
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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