In this third installment of the interview with Captain Calhoun, he relates the story of how, while in command of the USS Dewey, he and his fleet were caught in a typhoon in the South Pacific. He and his crew subsequently provided gunfire support to the Marines in Iwo Jima with a damaged hull sustained during the storm. He also discusses the court of inquiry following the typhoon and his own personal research into the causes and repercussions of that disaster.
Transcript Number 272
Title: Charles (Cal) Calhoun: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Charles (Cal) Calhoun
Interviewer: Sherman Hayes
Date of Interview: January 16, 2003
Location of Interview: Wilmington, NC
Description: Mini DV
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience