Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Subject Source: Lcnaf
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Lawrence Burzynski collection
Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box 2 (07.0075-07.0157), Folder: 07.0088 - Folder 1
This collection relates to Lawrence Burzynski, who enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and was discharged in 1946 with the rank of Chief Electricians Mate. This collection contains a compilation of entries from Burzynski's diary during his seven years in the Navy. The diary provides an account of nearly every facet of U.S. Navy life during WWII and provides testimony on key moments of the war, including the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Dates: June 11, 1939 - June 30, 1946; Other: Date accessioned: 2007-07-17
Rawls Family papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of letters written by John Rawls during his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in Brazil. He achieved the rank of Major. These letters, primarily to his mother, give details on his time in training and daily life while stationed in Brazil. He tells stories of friends, the tedium of his work, and mentions the various girls he sees throughout the war. Also included is a photograph album consisting of photographs taken by Rawls while in the service. John Rawls' brother David Rawls also served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 pilot, stationed in the Pacific Theater. David Rawls was present during the attack on Pearl...
Dates: Created: 1937-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2018-03-15