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Charles Donati collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0099- Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0099

Content Description

This collection relates to Charles Donati who served as a Machinist's Mate in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. The collection contains military records and a history of the U.S.S.Hornet (CV12) on which Donati served.


  • 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 2006


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 and Historical Context

Charles Donati was born on May 15, 1925. On August 12, 1943, Donati joined the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the U.S.S.Hornet (CV12). While serving on this aircraft carrier, he worked in the machine room and was involved in several battles of the Pacific Theatre including the Liberation of the Philippines and the Battle of Okinawa. Donati was discharged from the Navy May 11, 1946. After the war, Donati was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom and died on December 25, 2017.


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Custodial History

This collection was a gift from Charles Donati. It was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience in 2006.

Custodial History

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

Charles Donati collection
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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