World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
This collection relates to Charles Donati who served as a Machinist's Mate in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War. The collection contains military records and a history of the U.S.S.Hornet (CV12) on which Donati served.
This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript of Joseph Jennings, who was enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as an aircraft radio operator during World War II and served in the South Atlantic guarding the Brazilian coastline near Rio do Janeiro. The interview covers his duties and anecdotes, like his training in Norfolk, VA, his emergency appendectomy, and his time in Dutch Guyana. The interview also describes his early years during the Great Depression in Oklahoma.
This collection includes three written biographical histories and a personal memoir transcript by Thelma McNeill of family members' and her own service during the Second World War. These narratives detail the lives of a captured Merchant Mariner during the Battle of the Atlantic, an injured tank officer during the Battle of France, a U.S. Naval officer, and a McNeill who served as a Red Cross volunteer in the Pacific Theater.
This collection contains World War II locally published U.S. Navy Seabees news bulletins. which contain articles about the recruitment, expansion and war time activities of the Navy Construction Battalions, the CBs or Seabees.
This collection includes photographs taken in the Philippines during the later years of WWII. The photographs were taken by Milton J. Rosen and the 2766 Photomapping Battalion, 25th Engineers. These photos were taken over the course of a year from 1945-1946. They include buildings, streets, daily life (of both the soldiers and citizens), Army vehicles, and other landmarks of the Philippines. The collection also includes a photograph of General Eisenhower and General Styer. The photographs are centralized around Manila and Banguio. Several landmarks make reoccuring appearances, such as the Chinese Cemetery, the Jewish Cemetery, the Roosevelt Club, and the Pasig River.
This collection relates to Dr. John “Jack” J. O’Leary Sr. and Jr. Both men served in U.S. Navy during World War II, with Dr. O’Leary Senior working as Examining Physician. This collection contains various group photographs of Dr. O’Leary in various honor societies, military certificates for both Dr. O’Leary Senior and Jr., a framed portrait of Dr. O’Leary Jr., and a forty-eight-star flag.
The collection contains correspondence and ephemera from Russell's experiences with the Army in the Pacific during World War II. It contains letters to his parents and siblings, newspaper articles from the period concerning the places he visited, photographs from the different locations he was stationed, and small artifacts like pocket guides, foreign currency, and maps.
This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Warren R. MacInnes (part of the 834th) in Italy. The box contains letters and photographs sent to him from his wife while he was stationed on the Italian front in Europe. In addition, there are periodicals and pamphlets related to the reintroduction of soldiers from the Italian front back into civilian life Stateside. This collection also contains documents related to Private Gerald Greenbaum who served with 1560th Service Unit, Medical Section-Station Complement, Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
This collection consists of The Wainwright Liberator newsletters published during World War II by the J.A. Jones Construction Company, Inc. at the Wainwright Yard, Panama City, Florida.
This collection deals mainly with the U.S.S. Independence (CVL-22), and its participation in the Pacific war, from it's commissioning in 1942, until the wars end. This collection includes an oral history transcript, as well as documents published on, and related to, the U.S.S. Independence, from its construction until its sinking as part of a naval excercise. The collection also includes a minor amount of details surrounding the various ships named "Independence".
William Leslie Eaton served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Longshaw (DD-559) until its sinking on May 18, 1945. The collection includes reproductions of official documents surrounding the sinking of the U.S.S. Longshaw, along with several pictures of the sinking. It also contains materials related to the general naval war in the Pacific Theater, including information about the U.S.S. Mississippi's bombardment of Shuri Castle at Okinawa, carrier raids on Japan, and messages from admirals praising the Pacific Fleet.