Skip to main content

World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Epstein papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0113 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0113
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Benjamin Epstein was a Jewish American serviceman who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946, and he trained at Fort Logan, Colorado. He was transported on the U.S.S. Dorchester, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in February 1943. He described escaping from the sinking ship and swimming to one of two lifeboats. He was picked up by the U.S.S. Escambia and taken to Greenland. He remained in Greenland until January 1945 where he was transferred to Fort Totten, New York and remained there until discharged in 1946.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 09/01/2005

Edward T. Burke Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-03.0139
Scope and Contents The materials in the Edward T. Burke Jr. collection document activities of a U.S. Navy Chief Torpedoman who served on the U.S.S. Broome in the Atlantic and Mediterranean theaters during World War II and his life after the war. i) This collection consists of personal correspondence between Mr. Burke and his wife from 1940 to 1946, military personnel orders, military certificates, a personal journal of Mr. Burke’s regarding torpedo notes, photocopies and original copies of pictures depicting civilian life and naval life, papers covering post-war memorial involvement, Four Piper Destroyer Fellowship materials, video interviews of Edward T. Burke Jr., World War II documentaries,...
Dates: Created: 1940-2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1940-1946; Other: Date acquired: 07/10/2003

Essie Nirider papers

 Collection — Personal papers
Identifier: 02-98.0398
Scope and Contents

Essie Nirider served in the Army in the 2nd Infantry in the Atlantic and European (ETO) Theaters during World War II. The collection contains a diary titled "2nd Infantry in Iceland: A Diary," which covers the time period for the year 1942 when Nirider served in Iceland with the 2nd Infantry, in which he rose from private to corporal. The collection also includes a 66-page manuscript entitled "World War II Reflections" about time with the Army in the Atlantic and European Theaters. Also included is a summary of the 5th Infantry's activities in the pages of "Diamond Dust."

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1941; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/1998

Howard E. Carraway papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents
Identifier: 02-97.0002
Abstract

This collection includes the letters and correspondence of Naval Officer Howard E. Carraway, as well as one photograph of Carraway.

Dates: Created: 1942-1948; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2000

John F. Cawley Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-09.0101
Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal papers pertaining to John F. Cawley and his experiences aboard the S.S. John W. Brown during World War II. The small box contains calendars, magazines, and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1944-2010; Other: Date acquired: 06/19/0009

Joseph Jennings transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0199 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0199
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1922-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2001

Thelma McNeill collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0095 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0095
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