Interview with John E. Barrows, September 8, 1986

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

John E. Barrows was a carrier pilot in the Navy. As part of the 28th and 84th dive-bombing squadrons, he served aboard the USS Chenango and the USS Bunker Hill. Barrows participated in the Okinawa campaign as part of Task Force 58, and he describes his bombing missions, the mass of American forces, and a kamikaze attack on his ship. He also participated in missions in Guadalcanal and other Pacific islands, which he describes in lesser detail. Barrows discusses flying in general; comments on his more harrowing experiences; and gives his impressions of several military leaders, including Admiral William "Bull" Halsey. He concludes with general reflections and brief biographical information.

Interview Accession

1986oh282_ww067

Interviewee Name

John E. Barrows

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

Interview Date

1986-09-08

Interview Partial Date

September 9, 1986

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Barrows, John E. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. 08 Sep. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barrows, J.E. (1986, September 08). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barrows, John E., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. September 08, 1986, American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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