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Solomon Islands

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Henry H. Marsh collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections -1998 Box 14 (98.0320-98.0349), Folder: 98.0342-Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0342
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry H. Marsh who enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1940 and served with the 1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, in the Pacific on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oro Bay, New Guinea, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, and the Russell Island Group. The collection contains military records, a letter, ephemera, artifacts and a book.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1940-1956; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/19/1998

James Wesley Fackler papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections -1998 Box 8 (98.0142-98.0162), Folder: 98.0161 - Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0161
Scope and Contents James Wesley Fackler served as a U.S. Navy corpsman during World War II in a medical company that directly supported the U.S. Marines during the Battle of Okinawa. The collection includes the daily log of Medical Company C for the period April-June 1945 while the company was in direct support of the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division on Okinawa. The manuscript describes the activities of a member of a medical company, probably written by Fackler. It describes life as a corpsman, liberty, neuropsychiatric wards, battle fatigue, transportation, training at Camp Lejeune, entertainment onboard ship, training on Benika Island of the Russell Island group, food on the islands...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/19/1997

James Rice Spinks collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0021
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 278 photographs taken by an American Seabee in the Pacific during World War II. Many of the photographs document native life on the islands of New Caledonia, the Russell Islands, and Okinawa. There are images of native communities and homes, religious items, burial sites, workers, and other aspects of native life. They also document the operations of the 20th Naval Construction Battalion and various other US military units and operations. This includes photographs of construction, stevedoring, camp life, and American servicemen.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/10/2016