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Raphael "Ray" Edward Cavanaugh collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 001
Identifier: 02-16.0029

Scope and Contents

This collection is related to Raphael "Ray" Edward Cavanaugh, a World War II U.S. Marine. The colelction includes one Japanese World War II flag signed by men from his unit, which was the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd U.S. Marine Division. In addition the collection contains a U.S. Marine Corps ID Card; 1 uniform lanyard (Croix de Guerre); 1 metal ribbon bar; 1 sharpshooter medal; a 4th Marine Division patch; a 2nd Marine Division patch; 5 pieces of Japanese currency; 2 ration coupon booklets; and one picture of Raphael "Ray" Edward Cavanaugh himself in uniform.

Dates

  • 1943-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/14/2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical or Historical Information

Raphael "Ray" Edward Cavanaugh served in World War II with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd U.S. Marine Division. This unit served in the battles of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa. Cavanaugh's active duty began August 25, 1943, and he was discharged January 14, 1946. The 6th Marine Regiment was also one of the first units to enter Nagasaki, Japan after the War ended.

Extent

1 folders

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Tom Cavanaugh. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on October 14, 2016.

Title
Raphael "Ray" Edward Cavanaugh collection
Author
Christina G. Armes
Date
11/08/2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository