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Oral History interview of Dual Mobley. Interview conducted by Connor Hatton and Josh Webb at Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.


0:30 Birth and hometown; 1:13 Childhood and growing up in Corbin, KY; 2:08 His family’s military background (briefly); 2:13 Experience working on farm and high school; 3:35 His higher education (College); 3:59 Introduction to Navy in college; 5:05 His draft notice; 5:25 Directed to Pensacola; 5:38 First plane to fly T-6/SNJ; 6:02 Flight training; 6:23 Most memorable moment in training; 6:48 Options after primary training; 7:13 Advanced training; 7:29 His experience with the P2V-Neptune; 8:25 How he ended up becoming an airship commander; 9:23 Experience while flying airships; 10:53 Description of flights he went on; 11:35 Glimpse into submarine patrol; 12:43 Stress of Cold War and constant fear; 14:22 How they tracked submarines; 14:53 Story of crash landing in Bermuda Triangle; 18:10 Rigging a highline; 20:50 After the Navy (Post-War life); 22:38 Retirement and hobbies (woodwork); 22:51 Process when spotting a Russian submarine; 23:09 Memorable contact report; 23:40 Leaving the Navy and why he left; 28:57 Opinion on his superiors/officers and how it affected him in leaving; 31:18 Experiences/timeline on different bases along the east coast and Cuba; 33:09 His overall experience in the Navy; 33:44 Conduct while off-duty overseas in volatile areas (Cuba); 35:05 Who he worked for after his service; 36:56 Acclimating back into civilian life; 37:06 Staying in contact with his squad members; 38:55 Keeping up with current military affairs; 39:56 Concern over political climate in Washington D.C.; 40:42 Concerns about modern armed forces being cut in numbers; 41:48 Concerned about economy/exporting of jobs and how it effects the army; 44:25 How the Navy benefited him; 49:33 Experiences with people in the Air Force.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Corbin (Ky.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Cold War Era



Begin/End date of Service - 1st



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Location of Service

Pensacola (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant; Lieutenant (LT)

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury



National Defense Medal


Navy Pilot; Anti-Submarine; Airship Pilot during Cold War (Tracking Russian Subs).


Went down at sea in the Bermuda Triangle

City of Birth


Country of Birth

United States


Hatton, Connor; Webb, Josh

Interview Date

Fall 10-27-2015

Location of Interview

Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.


Mobley, Dual; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Hatton, Connor; Webb, Josh

Length of Interview

52 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


Video; MovingImage


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type