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Oscar J. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box 1 (16.0001-16.0014), Folder: 16.0001 - Folder 1
Identifier: 16.0001

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas Intelligence Information Bulletin on Okinawa, dated 15 November 1944. It also includes a U.S. Naval Training School (Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Florida) graduation class 4-44 yearbook entitled "The Quarterdeck," dated 21 July 1944.  Other content includes Thanksgiving and Christmas 1945 dinner menus for U.S. troops in Samar, Philippines. Class photographs included int he collection are from Landing Craft School, A.T.B. Coronado, CA, as well as, Naval training class photographs. The collection also contains photograph album pages of U.S. Navy Catalina PBY aircraft.


  • Created: 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/09/2016


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to 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 or Historical Information

USNR officer Lt. JG Oscar J. Armstrong attended U.S. Naval Officer Indoctrination at Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, FL and graduated in July 1944. He then trained at Landing Craft School, Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, CA. He subsequently served aboard the L.S.T. USS Neshoba in the Philippine Islands Campaign (1944-1945) and piloted a landing craft during the initial stages of the Invasion of Okinawa in April 1945.

Theodore Edward Tapper was born on September 4, 1912.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an Aviation Machinist's Mate on Catalina PBY air-sea rescue aircraft.  Tapper passed away in October 1983.


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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.

Source of Acquisition

Gene L. Armstrong

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

USS Neshoba APA 216 website link:

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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