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United States. Navy--History--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0019
Scope and Contents The Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein (CVE-98) collection contains comprehensive records pertaining to officially recorded, declassified daily life aboard the Casablanca Class Escort Carrier U.S.S. Kwajalein, an aircraft carrier, as well as various visual and auditory artifact materials relating to the work and lives of its crewmen. The collection specifically regards the life of U.S. Navy sailor Monte Allen, information he was able to preserve, and the first-hand observations he deemed important. Allen authored the collection himself. The collection contains detailed photocopies of and notes on ship records, including war diaries, daily logs, muster rolls, and reports of changes...
Dates: 1944-2009; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 2016-08-03; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-13

Oscar J. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box 1 (16.0001-16.0014), Folder: 16.0001 - Folder 1
Identifier: 16.0001
Scope and Contents This collection includes a United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas Intelligence Information Bulletin on Okinawa, dated 15 November 1944. It also includes a U.S. Naval Training School (Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Florida) graduation class 4-44 yearbook entitled "The Quarterdeck," dated 21 July 1944.  Other content includes Thanksgiving and Christmas 1945 dinner menus for U.S. troops in Samar, Philippines. Class photographs included int he collection are from Landing Craft School, A.T.B. Coronado, CA, as well as, Naval training class photographs. The collection also contains photograph album pages...
Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/09/2016

Benjamin Epstein papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 2 (06.0075-06.0150), Folder: 06.0113 - Folder 1
Identifier: 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

Betty S. Gilson papers

 Collection — Box 00.0209
Identifier: 00.0209
Scope and Contents

Betty S. and husband John Gilson were both medical doctors in residence in Cleveland, Ohio until John was called on active duty in the Navy. The letters in this collection were exchanged from 1944-1945 and discuss his experience in the Navy as well has her struggles on the homefront with balancing child care and professional duties while her husband served away in the U.S. Navy.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/11/2000

Henry Fremont Blake collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0009
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 06/17/2017

Jane Borg papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box 18 (98.0450-98.0479), Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Identifier: 98.0478
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California entitled Nihen Bunka Japanese Culture: One hundred years in Pajaro Valley is also in the collection.

Dates: Created: 1940-1973; Other: Date acquired: 05/12/1998; Other: Date accessioned: 1998-08-09

Edward T. Burke Jr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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

Clifford Robert Cain papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2014 Box 2 (14.0034-14.0048), Folder: 14.0036
Identifier: 14.0036
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers and memorabillia of Clifford Robert Cain (United States Navy's, Aviation Radioman First Class, Chief Petty Officer Electronicsman) including his aviator's log book, discharge papers, certificate of training completion, financial records, identification card, leatherbound service record case, and various documents from the Veteran's Administration.  Cain served at Lakehurst Naval Air Station.  He supported the Blimp-Zeppelin program.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 11/12/2014; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-25

Frances and Lamar "Duke" Campbell collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 15.0042
Scope and Contents This collection contains a Pre-World War II photograph album of Shanghai, a photograph album of construction of the base and social life on Samar, Philippines,  cruise books from 1958 and 1959 commemorative cruises of the USS Stribling, commissioned in 1945. The collection also contains a Fall 1957 Oak Leaf yearbook of the US Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA, with biographies of students from former German and Japanese World War II navies as well as American students. A 1963 cruise book commemorates the USS Yancey, commissioned in 1944. Also included is a U.S. Navy alpaca lined coat, white navy dress pants and jacket, white navy hat, two brand new...
Dates: 1941-1963; Other: Date acquired: 12/11/2015; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-06-04

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: Created: 1944-1946; Other: Date acquired & accessioned: 08/07/2017

Douglas E. Leach papers

 Collection — 00.0067 - Box 1
Identifier: 00.0067
Scope and Contents

Douglas Leach served as a U.S. Navy officer during World War II on the U.S.S Elden in the Pacific Theater. His letters of correspondence to family and friends are about his daily life, on the ship and off. His family's letters hold information on how rationing and censorship affected the American family unit during WWII. There are photographs included of Leach's niece and sister.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/09/2000

Elmer Reeves papers

 Collection — 99.0189 Box 1
Identifier: 99.0189
Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of letters, the majority sent from servicemen to the Elmer Reeves family, and very few from the Reeves themselves during World War II. These letters include V-Mail, and various post and Christmas cards, in addition to the normal letters. The collection also includes photographs of many of the senders and a full list of men from the community who served during the war.

Dates: Created: 1940-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/07/1999

George Mills Harper collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 18.0009
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-1990; Other: Date acquired: 03/28/2018

Jean Gibbs Hoffman Family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 17.0036
Scope and Contents

This family collection relates to three relatives who served during World War II: Rollin Lewis Gibbs, Jr. who served with the U.S. Navy as a Storekeeper 2nd Class; Helen Jean Brickley who served with the United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve) as a Lieutenant Commander; and Frank Brickley who served with the United States Marine Corps as a Technical Sergeant. The collection includes photographs, certificates, documents, and artifacts.

Dates: Created: 1945-2001; Other: Majority of material found within 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 12/22/2017

Howard E. Carraway papers

 Collection — 97.0001/97.0002 - Box 1
Identifier: 97.0002

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 H. Parker

Identifier: 99.0305
Dates: 1812 - 1947; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-10-16; Other: Date acquired: 1998-06-18

George Langford collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 97.0064
Scope and Contents

This collection contains seven boxes pertaining to George, Daniel, and William Langford's experiences during World War II and life post-war. The papers include personal documents, military documents, photographs, paintings, newspaper articles, pamphlets, magazines, foreign money, and most prolifically, letters. Also included in George Langford's collection is a full box of artifacts pertaining to his war-time experience.

Dates: 1941-2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1954; Other: Date acquired: 12/17/1997; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-04-09

Leroy Charles Heinse Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 00.0459
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1920-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 10/08/2008

Giles Odell Lofton, III papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 99.0464
Scope and Contents The collection of Seaman First Class Giles Odell Lofton, III contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Lofton served in the Navy aboard the USS Wisconsin in the Third Fleet, under Admiral Halsey in the Pacific Theater (PTO) during World War II. The collection also contains documents, U.S.S. Wisconsin papers, photographs of the USS Wisconsin and the Third Fleet during the invasion of Iwo Jima and the surrender of Japan. The photographs show the ships in combat, bombing the shoreline defenses of Iwo Jima, as well as Kamikaze attacks against the fleet. Also, there are photographs of the amphibious landings at Iwo Jima on invasion...
Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/21/1999

Loren D. Borders Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 12.0003
Scope and Contents This extensive collection consists of 1 box of personal papers and 4 boxes of personal artifacts. Included in the papers are miscellaneous photographs of Borders, several official military documents (primarily unit commendations and discharge papers), several military publications (pilots handbook, ship/aircraft identification booklet, hymnal, and the bible), and a personal notebook. Included in the artifacts are his U.S. burial flag from his burial in 2001, several contemporary newspapers from V-J day (August 15, 1945), a photo album compiled by Borders during his service in the South Pacific, assorted artifacts in a box including shells, a fishing hook, and a hair pick, and a...
Dates: Created: 1942-2012; Other: Date acquired: 01/09/0012

Martin L. Thach papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2015 Box 2 (15.0025-15.0032), Folder: 15.0026
Identifier: 15.0026
Scope and Contents

Copy of Presidential Unit Citation for Task Unit 78.29 and manuscript "Tall Tales of the South Pacific (and Southern California)." Manuscript describes training in Southern California, meeting Nat King Cole in Los Angeles, duty as a radar operator on a gun boat in the Pacific, and the return home.

Dates: Created: 1943-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 07/16/2015

Robert S. McClelland collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 05.0077
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Robert S. McClelland who served as U.S. Navy liaison with the 7th U.S. Army during World War II. The materials in the Robert S. McClelland collection consist of eleven original photographs covering the liberation of a German concentration camp, a crematorium, photographs of the German town of Gmünd, and a photocopy of Robert S. McClelland's U.S. Naval record. The items in the collection include badges, buttons, an armband, a silver spoon, and haberdashery all relating to different Nazi party groups such as the Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht, the National Socialist People’s Welfare, the Women's Reicharbeitdienst and the Nazi party in general.

Dates: 1939-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 2005-05-06; Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-27

Melvin James Kelly papers

Identifier: 15.0029
Scope and Contents

This collection contains World War II locally published U.S. Navy Seabees news bulletins. which contain articles about the recruitment, expansion and war time activities of the Navy Construction Battalions, the CBs or Seabees.

Dates: Created: 1943-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 07/15/2015

Wayne Mixson transcript

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box 19 (01.0464-01.0486), Folder: 01.0483 - Folder 1
Identifier: 01.0483
Scope and Contents

The collection of Wayne Mixson contains an oral history transcript of an interview provided by the Reichelt Program for Oral History. Mixson, who would later serve as the 39th Governor of Florida, served in the United States Navy from 1942-1946 and participated in the Lighter-Than-Air Project; he worked with a crew in EP Squadron 14, a blimp squadron.

Dates: Created: 1999

Charles F. Myers Sr. collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 16.0016
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1941-1951; Other: Date acquired: 06/28/2016

Oliver James Keller Papers

 Collection — 08.0108 Keller - Box 1
Identifier: 08.0108
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1941-1946; Other: Date acquired: 2008-05-21

Theodore Oxman collection

 Collection — 11.0080 - Box 1
Identifier: 11.0080
Content Description

This collection consists of correspondence and official records related to the service of Theodore Oxman in the Army Air Force in World War II. As part of the collection there is a sixty-fifth anniversary booklet of the Cornell University’s Class of 1948 where alumni recount their World War II experiences in the different branches of the armed services. The collection also contains two photographs of Oxman and a book documenting the personnel and mission of the Grenada Army Air Field in Grenada, Mississippi.

Dates: 1942-2013; Other: Date accessioned: 2001-11-22

Clifford Prince papers

 Collection — 19.0008 - Box 1
Identifier: 19.0008
Content Description

This collection relates to Seaman Second Class Clifford Prince who was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and San Diego with the U.S. Navy during World War II. This collection includes letters sent to and from Prince’s family, greeting cards, photographs, and documents.

Dates: Created: 1944-1969; Other: Date accessioned: 2019-05-23

Richard Webb papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box 3 (06.0151-06.200), Folder: 06.0197 - Folder 1
Identifier: 06.0197
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1943-1944; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 10/03/2006

Sander Buchman collection

 Collection — 18.0006 Buchman, 18.0003 Furlow Jr., 18.0009 Harper Box 1
Identifier: 18.0006
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sander Buchman who served as an Electronic Technician's Mate Third Class in the U.S. Navy aboard U.S.S. AMC(V)2 Minesweeper on the East Coast of the U.S. during World War II. The collection consists of a U.S. Navy winter jacket and military personnel documents.

Dates: Created: 1945-1946; Other: Date acquired: 2018-03-21