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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Papua New Guinea--Bougainville Island

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Harry Johnston papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 2 (00.0025 - 00.0054)
Identifier: 00.0053
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Harry Johnston who served as a U.S. Marine Corps Photographer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection includes a "Gossip" newsletter for the Charleston, South Carolina branch of Kroger grocery. The newsletter discusses good sales, jokes, and friends and romantic interests coming in on leave, etc., and contains a few illustrations. Also included are over 20 postcards from Hawaii, none sent or written on, and one mailed postcard that was sent to Johnston when he was in the US Naval Hospital in April 1945 in Portsmouth, Virginia. A series of photographs are also included that were taken at Hawaii, Samoa, Guadalcanal, Bougainville,...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/2000

Loren D. Borders Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 12.0003
Scope and Contents This extensive collection consists of 1 box of personal papers and 4 boxes of personal artifacts. Included in the papers are miscellaneous photographs of Borders, several official military documents (primarily unit commendations and discharge papers), several military publications (pilots handbook, ship/aircraft identification booklet, hymnal, and the bible), and a personal notebook. Included in the artifacts are his U.S. burial flag from his burial in 2001, several contemporary newspapers from V-J day (August 15, 1945), a photo album compiled by Borders during his service in the South Pacific, assorted artifacts in a box including shells, a fishing hook, and a hair pick, and a...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-2012; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/0012

James Thomas transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 6 (04.0184-04.0216), Folder: 04.0209 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0209
Content Description

This collection relates to James Thomas who served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Thomas recounts his experiences training with the 10th Mountain Division, and later combat and living conditions in Bougainville and the Philippines.

Dates: November 19, 2003; Event: 1943-1945