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John W. Rockwood papers

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0321 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-99.0321

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to John W. Rockwood who served with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War in the 145th Construction Battalion Seabees. He served in the Solomon Islands and Okinawa.

This collection contains ten letters from Rockwood to his cousin, Jane Brunkow, and her father in Pelham Manor, New York and a photograph of Rockwood with his children during a duck hunt in 1950. His letters reference his time in the Solomon Islands. He mentions sending mementos, such as a whiskey shot glass and bracelet made from Japanese planes and shells, some crafts from the local natives, as well as some dirt from his foxhole. He also spends some time describing the environment of the South Pacific.

Dates

  • Created: 1944-1950
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1999

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

John W. Rockwood was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on December 12, 1908. He served in a Naval Construction Battalion during the Second World War in the Solomon Islands and Okinawa at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His date of death is unknown.

Extent

1.00 folders

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Jan Baisley

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Title
John W. Rockwood papers
Author
Allyson Gates
Date
07/03/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository