World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:
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.
This collection relates to Henry Fremont Blake who served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater as a Store Keeper 2nd Class during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Tyrrell (AKA-80). The collection includes personal items and artifacts.
The collection of Arthur W. Card contains an oral history transcript of an interview conducted by or for the Institute on World War II. He discusses bringing US troops to and from Europe, as well as returning German POWs to Germany at the end of the war. He also discusses his work in the engine room (where he felt proud to be "more important" to the soldiers on the ship because they relied on his work to keep them safe) and his time ashore in Naples, Italy.
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.
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.
This collection relates to Linville E. Evans who served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate on the U.S.S. San Juan (CL-54) Atlanta-class light cruiser in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection includes photographs, documents, a newspaper clipping about the San Juan, a ship's newsletter, and two histories of the vessel.
This collection relates to Lt. Commander and later Commander George Mills Harper who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as commander of the U.S. Naval Detachment in Naples, Italy. He also continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves until his retirement at the rank of Commander in 1974. He served as a distinguished professor of English at Florida State University. The collection contains U.S. Navy official documents, uniforms, badges, and pins.
This collection consists of letters and photographs from two brothers who served in the United States Marine Corps on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, Solomon Islands, in the Pacific War Campaign during World War II from 1942 to 1943. Other letters relate to a relative of the brothers who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.
This collection contains papers pertaining to Leroy Charles Heinse's experiences at Pass Christian training school in Mississippi, and as a United States Merchant Marine during World War II, and as an injured veteran after the Mustard Gas bombings of the SS John Bascom. The papers include photographs, letters, short stories, drawings, certificates, mustard gas information, medical documents, information about Merchant Marine Veterans, newspapers, military documents, photographs of medals, booklets, foreign money, Merchant Marine songs, magazines, and official logbooks from the SS John Bascom.
This collection relates to Glenn Edward McDuffie who served as a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class with the U.S. Navy during World War II. McDuffie claimed to be the sailor kissing a nurse in the World War II Victory over Japan August 15, 1945 photograph which was taken by Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. The collection includes various documentation, testimony, interviews, polygraph examination results, photographs, forensic examination reports, and documents related to supporting the claim by McDuffie.
This collection relates to Charles F. Myers Sr. who served as a pilot with the Army Air Corps in the U.S., Panama, and Europe during World War II. The collection includes personal, medical, and financial records, appreciation letters, shipping tickets, a photograph of the 41-D graduating class of Gunter Field in Montgomery, Alabama, special orders and assignments, an original personnel file, an original flight records file, modern records and information, and a briefcase used for dead reckoning navigational records and equipment.
Collection centers around Keller's experience in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He sailed as a navigator aboard a Landing Ship, Dock (LSD) in the Pacific Theater of Operations. This collection includes personal correspondence with family, Japanese currency, photographs, and official naval records.
The collection is from PFC (T/Sgt) Richard Frake's military records and ephemera, including training certificates for Pre-RADAR VIII, Bomb Reconnaissance School, and Radio/Radar Repairman. The collection also has unofficial certificates proving that Frakes "officially" passed the equator and became a "shellback" on board the USAT Pemant. There are also documents and ephemera about Japanese POWs surrendering.
Richard Webb was a storekeeper first class in the US Navy in the European Theater. He was a mail clerk and storekeeper and received three Bronze Stars This collection includes a 10-page typed memoir about a trip to England aboard the LST-293, an account of D-Day, and an account of actions taken at Mount St. Michel. Also included are his reflections on death and dying and the role of "ducks" in WWII as well as 28 photographs of the LST, its crew, the dead and wounded GIs on D-Day, German POWs, and other naval craft.
This collection relates to Eli Solomon who served as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and medic in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. La Grange in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript, photographs, letters, and documents.
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 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.
This collection relates to Lieutenant William Meriwether Furlow, Jr. who served with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17) aircraft carrier in the Pacific Theater. The collection includes U.S. Navy uniform items which belonged to Furlow, Jr.
This collection relates to U.S. Navy Signalman 1st Class Phillip King Zimmerman who served aboard the U.S.S. Boston as a part of the first crew and the U.S.S. Baltimore heavy cruisers during World War II in the Pacific Theater. This collection includes two logbooks that Phillip Zimmerman maintained during his tour aboard the Boston , information relating to Zimmerman’s oral history, photographs from service, two of his hats, and ephemera.