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Francis B. Crews collection

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 2 (03.0030-03.0050), Folder: 03.0043 - Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0043

Content Description

This collection pertains to Francis Bryant Crews, who served as a Boatswain's Mate for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This collections contains various photographs, a two-page manuscript, and a Veteran's Questionnaire. The manuscript details Crews' duties minesweeping and assisting the Navy Photographer on and around the island of Iwo Jima. The photographs included were taken by the Navy Photographer.


  • 1942-1945
  • Other: Accessioned: 2002-10-16


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

Francis Bryant "Frank" Crews was born on November 13, 1921, in Lawtey, Florida. After being inducted into the Navy in Jacksonville, FL in 1939. He received training in Auburn, Key West, and Yorktown, Virginia. With specialized training in sonar, naval radio, and mine warfare, Crews served aboard a minesweeper in Cristobal, Panama. Crews also served aboard a minesweeper during the Invasion of Iwo Jima. He was discharged in November of 1945 in Jacksonville. Francis B. Crews passed away on April 19, 2013, and is buried in Long Branch Cemetery in Clay County, FL.


1 folders (1 folder)

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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

This collection was donated by Francis B. Crews.

Francis B. Crews collection
Aidan A. MacKinlay
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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