[Albert C. Slack oral history interview (Part 1 of 2)]

AFAA interview with Albert C. Slack, Tape 1 of 2, Side A

AFAA interview with Albert C. Slack, Tape 1 of 2, Side B
[Albert C. Slack oral history interview (Part 1 of 2)]
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[Albert C. Slack oral history interview (Part 1 of 2)]


In this two-part oral history, fighter ace Albert C. Slack discusses his military service with the United States Navy during World War II. In part one, he describes his wartime experiences as a fighter pilot, including his time with Fighting Squadron 15 (VF-15) in the Pacific Theater. Topics discussed include his service history, notable combat missions and encounters, and stories about fellow servicemen.


1980s circa


1 sound cassette (1 hr., 11 min., 1 sec.) : analog ; 4 x 2.5 in



Bibliographic Citation

The American Fighter Aces Association Oral Interviews/The Museum of Flight




Biographical Text

Albert C. Slack was born on April 29, 1922 in Lufkin, Texas. He joined the United States Navy in 1942 and graduated from flight training the following year. Assigned to Fighting Squadron 15 (VF-15), Slack served aboard the USS Hornet (CV-12) during its shakedown cruise and afterwards deployed aboard the USS Essex (CV-9). During his tour, Slack participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and flew missions over the Northern Marianas Islands, the Philippines, Formosa, and other areas of the Pacific Theater. He also served briefly with Fighting Squadron 152 (VF-152) while they were training in the United States. Slack left the military after the war and pursued careers in the construction and retail lumber businesses. He retired in 1990 and passed away in 1995.


This recording is presented in its original, unedited form. Please note that some interviews in this collection may contain adult language, racial slurs, and/or graphic descriptions of wartime violence.