Archie William Birchwood collection
Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2009 Box, Folder: 09.0165 - Folder 1
This collection relates to Archie William Birchwood who served with the U.S. Coast Guard as a border patrolman and the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II. With the Coast Guard, Birchwood searched for illegal immigrants along the Coast of Florida between Miami and Pensacola. This collection includes an oral history transcript and supporting documents including radio licenses, salary, and a merchant passport.
- Archie William Birchwood, 1917-2011 (Person)
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This collection is open to all researchers.
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Biographical / Historical
Archie William Birchwood was born March 31, 1917 in Jacksonville, Florida. Birchwood worked for the U.S. Border Patrol searching for illegal immigrants with the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Merchant Marine Service as a radio operator between 1937-1946. His service took him to locations including Aruba, Mexico, Cuba, Florida, New York, Texas, Boston, Baltimore, England, and Scotland. He served on multiple ships including the Amelia, Delphina, Dolomight, Holton, Shickskinny, Argon, John Leckie, and Georgia. He married Mary June Hinson Birchwood. Archie William Birchwood passed away on November 22nd, 2011 at the age of 94 in Saint Cloud, Florida.
1 folders (1 expanding folder)
Language of Materials
- Cargo ships--United States Subject Source: Local sources
- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Kennedy, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1888-1969
- Merchant marine--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Panama Canal (Panama) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- U.S. Border Patrol
- World War, 1939-1945--Florida Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--United States Subject Source: Local sources
- Archie W. Birchwood collection
- Beatrice Dain
- February 10, 2020
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