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Midway, Battle of, 1942

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Fred S. Bertsch Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 08.0134
Scope and Contents This collection relates to retired U.S. Navy Captain Fred S. Bertsch Jr. who served as the Engineer Officer during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations on the destroyer U.S.S. Case and the Korean War as a naval aviator.  The collection includes a daily handwritten log journal of activities aboard the U.S.S Case which begins with his eyewitness account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, including the attack of the U.S.S. Arizona Battleship, through the end of 1943.  The collection also contains 133 original color slides, and digitized prints of the...
Dates: Created: 1941-1991; Other: Majority of material found within 1941-1943; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/2012

Lawrence Burzynski collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box 2 (07.0075-07.0157), Folder: 07.0088 - Folder 1
Identifier: 07.0088
Content Description

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

Hilliard C. Smathers papers

 Collection — Flight Logs/Documents
Identifier: 97.0062
Scope and Contents

This collection contains six Aviator's Flight Log Books from Captain Hilliard C. Smathers' time as a pilot with the U.S. Navy, from 1930-1951. Also included is the flag that flew in Smathers' honor over the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. and two certificates confirming this occasion. The US Naval Aviator certificate contains a picture of Smathers, as well as the date on which he was officially certified as a Naval Aviator - March 21, 1942 - and three instrument rating cards.

Dates: Created: 1930-1986; Other: Majority of material found in 1930 - 1950; Other: Date acquired: 11/27/1997

Reserve Officers Association collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 14.0016
Content Description

This collection relates to the Reserve Officers Association and the experience of its members during World War Two.

Dates: 1939-2007; Other: Date accessioned: 2021-04-16

Robert H. Spiro papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 2 (00.0025 - 00.0054), Folder: 00.0046-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0046
Scope and Contents This collection relates to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert H. Spiro who served aboard the U.S.S. Morris destroyer during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  The collection includes two journal articles about Spiro's time in the Pacific theater and one article related to the battle history of the Morris. One newsletter article was written in 1996 for the naval history magazine United States Naval Institute, by Rear Admiral Robert H. Spiro. In his article, he describes briefly some activities performed in the USS Morris several days before the...
Dates: Created: 1941-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/03/2000