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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Jere Tillery collection

 Collection — Publication Memoir
Identifier: 02-18.0008
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Allen Jere Tillery who served with the United States Marine Corps in the 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division, in the Pacific Theater at the battles for Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Guam, and Tinian. This collection includes a published memoir of Tillery's time in service: Well and Smartly Done: a remembrance of war 1943-1945.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/28/2018

Fred S. Bertsch Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-08.0134
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

Billy Thomas Miner collection

 Collection — Papers/Artifacts
Identifier: 02-13.0019
Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers and artifacts collected by Billy Thomas Miner, who served during World War II as a Pharmacist's Mate, 1st Class, U.S.Navy. Miner's service brought him honors such as the Marine Expeditionary Force Ribbon, Point System, Victory Medal World War II, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Good Conduct Medal, and Asiatic Pacific Medal with 4-Stars.

The collection includes Miners' uniform, metals, ribbons, his newspaper collection, photographs, and his personal papers. It also includes various Japanese artifacts, such as a Senninbari, cloth items, plates, military papers, and manuals.

Dates: Created: 1937-1992; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/22/2013

Carl O. Dunbar, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0530
Scope and Contents Carl O. Dunbar, Jr. served in the U.S. Marine Corps Fighter Squadron VMF-214 as a pilot in the Pacific Campaign during World War II. This collection contains news articles, navigation log books, photographs, and a scrapbook with artifacts, government documents and letters, photographs, and ephemera. Dunbar's flight mission log book recorded action at Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. This collection also contains a manuscript written by Dunbar's son, Peter, which highlights his father's military career and flying experiences. The photographs are from before, during, and after World War II. Dunbar included materials from his activities after the war, including his career as a lawyer...
Dates: Created: 1942-1969; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2001

William I. Criste collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-14.0017
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to U.S. Navy Electrician's Mate First Class William I. Criste who served during World War II with GROPAC 11, Section E-9. The materials relate to the battle, work, and life on Iwo Jima, including more than 100 photographs, military documents, and Japanese military artifacts.

Dates: Created: 1886-2003; Other: Date acquired: 04/25/2014

Charles Donati collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0099- Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0099
Content Description

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.

Dates: 1943-1946

Dr. Ivan E. Johnson, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0002
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Lieutenant Commander Ivan E. Johnson, Jr. who served with U.S. Naval Intelligence in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  The collection includes Johnson's U.S. Navy officer's winter jacket and three Special Service Division Army Service Army Service Forces Newsmap large format maps.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/14/2018

Cornelius Thomas Duggins Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0032
Content Description

This collection relates to Marine Captain Cornelius Thomas Duggins, Jr. and his time served during WWII as a Platoon Sergeant in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection includes letters, photos, and a signed Japanese flag, as well as documents relating to Duggins' postwar employment. Photographs depict Duggins and his fellow soldiers at Cherry Point as well as civilians in the Pacific Theater.

Dates: 1943-1946

Edna Upham papers

 Collection — Box Pamphlets/Unit History/Photograpphs
Identifier: 02-97.0100
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a manuscript description of the 161st Station Hospital, personal photographs, and other small paper ephemera related to Edna Upham who served as a U.S. Army nurse during World War II in the US American Theater with the 161st station hospital.

Dates: Created: 1942-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/14/1997

Elmer Hubbard papers

 Collection — Letters
Identifier: 02-98.0392
Scope and Contents

Elmer Hubbard served as Radioman Second Class in the US Navy's 1st Naval Beach Battalion in the Mediterranean and European Theaters, as well as the Pacific Theater aboard the U.S.S. Buckingham attack ship during World War II. Hubbard participated in the amphibious landings at Anzio, Salerno, and Southern France. The collection consists of original wartime transcribed, typed, and mimeographed letters from original handwritten letters Hubbard wrote to his parents.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 05/13/1998

Madison D. Farnum papers

 Collection — Box 06.0097 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-06.0097
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Ensign Madison D. Farnum, a staff member for the commander of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. Farnum participated in the campaigns for Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa. Farnum was assigned on the Flagship USS Eldorado under Admiral R.K.Turner in the South Pacific Theater 1944-1945. The collection includes photographs, documents, and letters.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 04/04/2006

Harry L. Andrews Papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0134-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0134
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Harry L. Andrews who served as a U.S. naval officer aboard the USS LST-569 during WWII in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains a letter from Andrews to Dr. William Oldson in which he describes the route his ship takes throughout World War II. The USS LST-569 initially departed from New Orleans on 29 May 1944 and ended in Shanghai, China before being transferred.

Dates: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/13/2000

Harold and Lester Hart collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2012 Box, Folder: 12.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-12.0026
Content Description

This collection relates to Harold and Lee Hart who served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations respectively. This collection contains two manuscripts, "Bataan ... My Story", by Harold Hart, and "Never to Forget", by Les Hart, and an accompanying current newspaper photograph of Lester hart. Harold's manuscript recounts events from June 1941 - June 1946, and covers his training, station in Manila, capture, experiences as a Prisoner of War, liberation, and return home. Les' manuscript recounts his experiences in World War II from 1944 to 1945 with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 220th anti-tank Unit.

Dates: 1941-1946

Herman and Helen Buffington papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0635 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0635
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the experiences of Helen Toles Buffington, a young woman growing up during World War II, as well as the experiences of Herman Buffington, who served with the 96th Infantry Division as a combat soldier who fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Included in the collection is a transcript of Mrs. Buffington’s high school diary, in which she details her daily activities and emotions from 1941 to 1945. Also included in the collection are excerpts from a diary Helen kept while attending Young Harris College and excerpts from a diary Helen kept during the summer of 1945 while working as a phone operator at the Bell Aircraft Corporation, a major...
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/1998

Hilliard C. Smathers papers

 Collection — Flight Logs/Documents
Identifier: 02-97.0062
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

John E. Hinrichs transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0115 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0115
Content Description

John E. Hinrichs served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 to 1946 in the Pacific Theatre (Iwo Jima, Hawaii). He enlisted before Pearl Harbor, was assigned to Midway, then the 8th Field Depot, and was sent in as a part of the Army of Occupation of Japan. He discussed how the army affected him later in life. This collection contains an oral history interview transcript.

Dates: Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1946; January 15, 2005

Eva Romero Jacques collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2021 Box
Identifier: 02-21.0003
Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Eva Romero Jacques who served with the Women's Army Corps as an Administrative Assistant at Sedalia Army Air Field in Warrensburg, MO, and then the Pacific Theater in New Guinea and the Philippines. The collection contains photographs, military classification cards, ephemera, and a newspaper article interview of Jacques.

Dates: 1942-2003; Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1946

James E. Flynn collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-07.0041
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Master Sergeant James E. Flynn who served as a technician gunner with the 12th Bombardment Group (Medium),  83rd Bombardment Squadron, in North Africa, Italy, and Burma, as well as a photo gunner with the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron on Guam during World War II. The collection consists of paper memorabilia and material objects from his service from 1942-1945. The medals included a Purple Heart and Air Medal. Flynn served as a member of the prewar U.S. Army and went on to serve in the Korean conflict. His collection consists of documents from his military service, newspaper articles, photographs, silk and cloth maps, medals, and patches.  Images of the...
Dates: Created: 1941-1957; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/20/2007

John E. Lane papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0813-Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0813
Scope and Contents This unpublished memoir relates to Private John E. Lane who served in the United States Marine Corps, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, as a rifleman, runner, and radioman during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. The collection contains a memoir “Private Lane,” describing Lane's experiences during World War II from 1941 to 1945. The collection also includes 3 portraits of Lane during 1944-1945. In the memoir, he recounts many important aspects, such as the motivation and patriotism at the very moment of Pearl Harbor, training experience, his family bonds, the battlefield, food supplies, Iwo Jima, Japanese soldiers and their humanities, friendships in the camp,...
Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/14/2000

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0002
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to First Lieutenant Carl Johnson and his wife Marion Bennett Johnson and includes various letters, photographs, telegrams, cards, documents, and memorabilia. Carl's letters to Marion comprise the bulk of the collection and detail his college experiences as well as his training and overseas military experience as a United States Marine Corp officer during and after the war. During his career as a Marine, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, then went to San Francisco to start his voyage in the Pacific. He went to Pearl Harbor, Guam, and Okinawa before arriving in China where he served as a Commanding Officer. Marion's letters to Carl...
Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/16/2016

Tadako Knight collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-04.0251
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Tadako Knight, who was the wife of U.S. Navy veteran Willard Thomas Knight who served in the U.S. Navy from 1937 until 1958. This collection contains newspaper articles about Guadalcanal, personal letters in Japanese, newsletters, magazines, correspondence with Tallahassee resident and Guadalcanal veteran Harry Horsman, photocopies of photographs, and writings penned by Japanese and U.S. soldiers.

Dates: Created: 1980-1991; Other: Date acquired: 09/22/2004

Wilson Averre Koontz collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0031
Scope and Contents

This World War II collection documents the life of U.S. Marine Wilson Koontz in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945, as well as the stories of his ancestry, children, and grandchildren. The collection is mainly comprised of personal papers, letters, and documents as well as a leather pouch and a scrapbook of the family's history. The scrapbook details his post-war experiences through various documents and writings from his daughter, as well as the lives of his descendants.

Dates: Created: 1942-2016; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2016

Benjamin T. Leland collection

 Collection
Identifier: 02-21.0002
Content Description

This collection relates to U.S. Navy Lieutenant Benjamin T. Leland who served as a fighter pilot on the U.S.S. Wasp with VF-86 Squadron during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations and remained in the U.S. Navy Reserves until retiring in 1964. He was recalled to active duty as a pilot during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and served with Squadron VF-831 on the U.S.S. Antietam. This collection includes Leland's oral history interview transcript, memoirs, artifacts, flight equipment, documents, Leland's U.S. Navy Flight Jacket, and photographs.

Dates: Event: 1920-2016; Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1946

Milton J. Rosen Photographs

 Collection — Photographs
Identifier: 02-07.0110
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/15/2017

Alvin H. Nellesen papers

 File — Folder 20.0005-Folder 1, Folder: 20.0005 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.20.0005
Content Description

This collection relates to Alvin H. Nellesen who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a Private First Class cook with the 65th Troop Carrier Squadron, 403rd Troop Carrier Group in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Western Pacific, and the Philippines during World War II. This collection includes a 65th Squadron group photograph.

Dates: 1943-1945

John E. Phillip Pickett collection

 Collection — Box 01.0201-Box 1, Folder: 001
Identifier: 02-01.0201
Content Description

This collection consists of photocopies of personnel records, official orders, and photographs related to the service of John E. Phillip Picket with the 13th Air Force, a tail gunner serving aboard a B-24 with the 307th Bomb Group of the 13th Army Air Force during World War II. There are official records documenting the number of missions Pickett and his crew undertook. Copies of a number of publications, including a history of the 13th Air Force in the Pacific, as well as summaries of each bombing mission that Pickett and his crew undertook in 1945, and several postwar reminiscences are included in the collection.

Dates: 1942-1999

Russell J. Buster papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 02-98.0676
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/08/1998

Alexander Schmidt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0018
Scope and Contents This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about the Natoma Bay Association. The papers primarily document his time spent in the Pacific Campaign, although his records also date his trainings in Rhode Island and Jacksonville, Florida. This sailor also...
Dates: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2016

Theodore Schrottke collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0018 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0018
Content Description

This collection relates to Theodore Schrotkke who served as a ground radio operator in the Marine 13th Defense Battalion, 5th Amphibious Corps Artillery. He served in the Caribbean and Pacific theaters, serving from 1942 to 1946. Schrottke was a part of the D-Day invasion team of Iwo Jima. This collection contains military documents, photographs, and a personal narrative relating to the life and service of Theodore Schrottke.

Dates: 1942-1946

Charles F. Silzer collection

 Collection — Box 19.0024-Box 1
Identifier: 02-19.0024
Content Description

This collection relates to Corporal Charles F. Silzer who served with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He participated in the battles of Cape Gloucester, New Britian, Peleliu, and Okinawa and occupation of China. The collection contains letters Silzer wrote to his fiance, later wife, Florence Erickson, photographs of Silzer, and a framed discharge document.

Dates: 1941-2019; Majority of material found within 1944-1945