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Daniel Duffy transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0110 , Folder: 01
Identifier: 06.0110

Content Description

This collection relates to Daniel Duffy who served as a U.S. Navy executive officer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Duffy details his experience with the U.S. Navy, the V-12 program, descriptions of his time in the Pacific theater, and the GI Bill.


  • July 20, 2005
  • Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical / Historical

According to the interview, Daniel Duffy was born in 1924 in Harlem, New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School and volunteered with the U.S. Navy through the V-12 progam where he was accepted at the Pratt Institute for Chemical Engineering. He was also assigned to Columbia University and Wesleyan University. He attended sea training at Fort Schuyler in the Bronx, New York. Duffy was commissioned for landing craft training in Hollywood Beach Florida, and he was eventually selected as a gunfire liason where he was sent on the USS Louisville to Okinawa. But before he went on the Louisville it was struck by the Kamikazi. As an officer, he helped censor letters for the U.S. Government. When the war was over, Duffy used the GI Bill to finish school at Columbia University in industrial engineering.


1 folders (1 folder)

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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.


Daniel Duffy transcript
Beatrice Dain
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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