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Frank E. Murray collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 12.0010

Scope and Contents

The letters in the Frank E. Murray Collection categorize and depict the adolescent and enlisted experience of aspiring Navy pilots who trained in Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Air Technical Training in Memphis, and flight training in Corpus Christi and Kingsville during the latter half of the Second World War. Brief descriptions of Boot Camp life in Jacksonville, Ground training and radio/radar ordinance in Memphis, and flying in Corpus Christi define the majority of Murray's experience before transferring to San Diego as the war was coming to a close. During Post-War rebuilding, as a part of the Civilian Air Patrol, he flew routine missions around the Pacific transporting personnel and cargo.


  • 1944-1946
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-06


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

Frank E. Murray was from Columbus, Georgia, before joining the Naval Civilian Air Patrol ROTC program at the age of 16 in 1944. He remained in the U.S. Navy for two years, After discharge, he returned to Georgia. in hopes of aquiring a college education with his GI Bill.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Murray E. Hutt

Frank E. Murray collection
Nathan Shields Lesser
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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