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World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

Oliver Luther Austin collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 13.0075
Scope and Contents This collection relates to ornithologist Oliver Luther Austin and includes 3 boxes of colored photographic slides most of which were taken in various locations around Japan. The majority of slides depict Japanese buildings, cultural events, and everyday life. In addition, there is a oral history from Anthony Austin, Oliver Luther Austin's son detailing his experiences living in Japan during the U.S. occupation. Online Copies Available Selected materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1945-1952; 1945-2013; Other: Date accessioned: 2013-11-13

Baguio-Bilibid Internees collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0023
Dates: Other: Date accessioned: 2019-11-25

Carl O. Dunbar, Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-1969; Other: Date acquired: 10/16/2001

Clarke M. Brandt collection

 Collection — 02.0458 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.0458
Scope and Contents

The collection of Clarke M. Brandt contains an oral history transcript and various publications about army life during World War II. In it are examples such as George (Bob) Caron who was a tail gunner on the "Enola Gay" B-29 Bomber. The oral history includes Caron's eyewitness account of the bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Also included are pamphlets and newsletters including "War Buddies," which covers the relationship between a soldier and his canine companion through his years as a member of the US Marine Corps. "War Buddies" is written by Earle Welch and Dick Roberts.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1939-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 10/29/2002

Edgar Dean Clemmons, Sr. papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box 1 (17.0003-17.0027), Folder: 17.0015 - Folder 1
Identifier: 17.0015
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Edgar Dean Clemmons who served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Campaign on Guam as a Second Class Machinist's Mate working with oxygen generation and compressed gas equipment. The collection includes military documents.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired & accessioned: 08/07/2017

Pasquale DiPierro collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0021
Content Description

This collection relates to Electrician's Mate 1st Class Pasquale DiPierro who immigrated from Italy in 1920 and served with Company A, 5th Platoon, 118th Naval Construction Battalion, "Seabees" in the Pacific Theater during World War II on New Guinea and the Philippines. He was recalled during the Korean War and served again with the U.S. Navy in a construction battalion. The collection includes letters, military personnel documents, 118th Naval Construction Battalion newsletters, and objects.

Dates: 1943-1951; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-03

Louis Dodaro transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0109 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0109
Content Description

This collection relates to Louis Dodaro who served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945 in the Pacific Theatre. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Dodaro describes his military service and life after the war.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2005-07-08

Daniel Duffy transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0110 , Folder: 01
Identifier: 06.0110
Content Description

This collection relates to Daniel Duffy who served as a U.S. Navy executive officer in the Pacific Theater during World War II. This collection contains an oral history transcript where Duffy details his experience with the U.S. Navy, the V-12 program, descriptions of his time in the Pacific theater, and the GI Bill.

Dates: July 20, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1941-1945

Francis Edwards transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0112 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0112
Content Description

This collection relates to Francis Edwards who served in the 20th U.S. Army Air Force, 58th Group, 25th Squadron in the Pacific theater. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing his service during the war and his return to the U.S.

Dates: March 11, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1946

Leonard D. Ellingwood collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 19.0010
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Commander Leonard D. Ellingwood who had served as an Acting Pay Clerk with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Ellingwood was stationed on the USS Shaw during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Shortly after surviving the attack, Ellingwood was transferred to the Naval Supply Corps, where he had remained until his honorable discharge in 1966. This collection includes Ellingwood’s official Naval personnel documents from 1936 to 1966, newspapers in which Ellingwood recounts his experiences during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and various photographs of Ellingwood in Naval uniforms. In addition, the collection...
Dates: 1930 - 2008; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-05-28

Eugene Steinberger collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 10.0075
Dates: 1939-1966; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-09-24

Joe Friday collection

 File — Single Folder Collections - 2003 Box 4 (03.0078-03.0124), Folder: 03.0097- Folder 1
Identifier: 03.0097
Content Description

This collection pertains to Joe Friday and his service in the Army Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operation.The collection contains information and photographs of Joe Friday compiled by his son in hopes of finding someone that knew him. The photographs include Joe in service flying different aircrafts, his colleagues and locations of places that he had flown to. The collection also includes a typed document that contains biographical information on Joe's service.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2008-05-06

Jack H. Heinzel transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 1 (00.0001-00.0024), Folder: 00.0009-Folder 1
Identifier: 00.0009
Scope and Contents

Oral history of U.S. Army Air Corps B-17 Co-Pilot Colonel Jack H. Heinzel, an American prisoner of war who survived the Bataan death march and subsequent "Hell Ships" starting in April of 1942. The collection contains one folder with fifteen pages detailing this airman's experience of these atrocities.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1941-2000; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/27/2000

John and Margaret Leboucher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0242
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters: two letters addressed to Mrs. John (Margaret) Leboucher, one written 28 July 1940 from Jim O'Reilly, a seaman in Hawaii serving on the USS Blue and brother to Margaret. A second letter dated 7 August 1945 from Jim tells that he is on Peleliu. Attached is a two-sided sheet of propaganda that was dropped on the Japanese.Also, one letter (copy) dated 2 December 1945, addressed to John Leboucher (aka "Frenchie") from Jack Burgess, on Air Force stationary, along with a scanned copy of the envelope art. The collection also contains two pamphlets: "House of Ideas" (1942) on repaired and remodeled houses done by the US Gypsum Company and "Reynolds Lifetime...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1922-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/2000

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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: 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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1980-1991; Other: Date acquired: 2004-09-22; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-03-30

Wilson Averre Koontz collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-2016; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2016

Laura Mae Jackson DuFore collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01.0233
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Laura Mae Jackson DuFore who served with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II. The collection contains four letters that she wrote to her sister and family while she was overseas, two letters from friends, a collection of black and white photographs mainly from New Guinea and the Philippines, foreign currency, various military documents, artwork created by DuFore, a metal bracelet with the name “Laura” etched in, a cigarette lighter made from a .50 caliber round, a Japanese fan, a Japanese cigarette, an Enlisted Infantry collar pin, photocopies of two scrapbooks, and various newsletters from air fields, ships, or other posts. The collection...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1942-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001

Ray Liberti transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box 8 (04.0264-04.0310), Folder: 04.0296 - Folder 1
Identifier: 04.0296
Content Description

This collection relates to Staff Sergeant Ray Liberti who served in the U.S. Marine Corps with the Third Marine Division on Iwo Jima during World War II. This collection contains an oral history where Liberti recounts his experiences in the war.

Dates: Event: 1941-1945; Interview conducted on October 23, 2004.

McClellan-Smith Family collection

 Collection — Box 20.0008 - Box 1
Identifier: 20.0008
Content Description

This collection relates to Viola B. McClellan (Women's Auxillary Corps) and Dewey S. McClellan (U.S. Army Air Corps) who both served in the European Theater of Operations as a pilot during World War II. This collection also relates to Charles S. Smith who served as a civilian contractor and Japanese prisoner of war at Wake Island in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection contains documents, ephemera, and photographs.

Dates: 1941-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-11-28

Robert McGinnis collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0082 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0082
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a series of stories from The Burman News, a newsletter from Merrill's Marauders Association Inc. This collections contains excerpts of four newsletters ranging from 2005-2006 that detail personal stories of the China Burma India Theater of Operations.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1939-1945; Publication: Majority of material found within 2005-2006; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-09-16

Thelma McNeill collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0095 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0095
Content Description

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.

Dates: Event: 1940-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-22

Collier County Museum collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0016
Scope and Contents This deaccessioned Collier County Museum, Naples, FL World War II collection includes four separate collections.  The first collection relates to Technician Fourth Grade Sergeant Dale E. Hortin who served with the 210th Field Artillery Battalion, 33rd Infantry Division,  in the Pacific Theater, which includes photographs, documents, foreign currency, and German stamps. The second collection includes U.S. ration booklets and ration documents. The third collection relates to Sheila Pritchard who served as an American Red Cross Nurse's Aide, which includes Red Cross documents and patches. The fourth collection relates to Corporal Frank Taylor who served in the Pacific Theater and includes...
Dates: 1942-1959; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/03/2017

Helen D. Nowels-Mark collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0262
Scope and Contents

Helen D. Nowels-Mark served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps stationed in the North African and Pacific Theaters during the World War II. This collection contains letters sent to Helen D. Nowels-Marks from soldiers she had met at her various stations. They reflect the trials of long-distance love, the frustrations of war, and the relief at the war's end. Included in this collection are photographs and newspaper articles about some of her nurse friends, a picture diary, and her wedding in 1952.

Dates: 1943-1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/13/2000

Frank Parrotta collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0104 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0104
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Frank Parrotta who served in the U.S. Army 5th Air Force in the Pacific Theater of Operation. This collection contains a veteran questionnaire and a photograph.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date accessioned: 2006-07-13

Rawls Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0005
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of letters written by John Rawls during his time in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in Brazil. He achieved the rank of Major. These letters, primarily to his mother, give details on his time in training and daily life while stationed in Brazil. He tells stories of friends, the tedium of his work, and mentions the various girls he sees throughout the war. Also included is a photograph album consisting of photographs taken by Rawls while in the service. John Rawls' brother David Rawls also served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 pilot, stationed in the Pacific Theater. David Rawls was present during the attack on Pearl...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1937-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 2018-03-15

James Reed collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 98.0694
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to James Reed who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps 1st Fighter Control Squadron during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes an oral history interview transcript of Reed and comrade Chester Driest where they discussed their experiences in the Pacific Theater. Both served as radio operators that directed Army Air Force planes with ground based radar. The men also recount a few experiences before deployment and experiences in local indigenous populations they encounterd on the islands.

Dates: April 30, 1998; Event: 1941-1949

Roy Gerald King papers

 Collection — 07.0140 - Box 1, Folder: 07.0140 - Folder 1
Identifier: 07.0140
Scope and Contents This collection of photographs and ship log documents relates to a U.S. Navy sailor who served in the Pacific Campaign on the U.S.S. Alchiba (AKA-6). The photographs depict Torpedo Squadron 3, Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines before, during, and after the December 10th, 1941 Japanese attack on Cavite Navy Yard. Included are images depicting the change of command ceremony for Admiral Francis W. Rockwell at Cavite Navy Yard on November 5, 1941. One image captures PT-31 and the other PT. The ship's log and photographs of the Alchiba reflect the activities of the Alchiba during the Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands landing on August 7, 1942, November 1942, and December 1942. Photographs also...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/10/2007

Alexander Schmidt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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

Arnold L. Schuster collection

 Collection — Single Folder Collections – 2013 Box 1 (13.0001-13.0076), Folder: 13.0005 - Folder 1
Identifier: 13.0005
Scope and Contents

The Arnold L. Schuster collection mainly compromise official orders and documents given to 2nd Lieutenant Arnold L. Schuster during his training and into his eventual deployment overseas during 1943 to 1946. Included in the collection are personal photography as well as various orders that document his deployment overseas to the Pacific theater during World War II. Within the collection there are also certificates, lists, receipts, and other official documents that show Lieutenant Arnold L. Schuster’s career in the Army Air Force.

Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.created: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2013