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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Monte Allen U.S.S. Kwajalein collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-16.0019
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: 08/03/2016

Oliver Anderson papers

 Collection — Box 00.0710 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0710
Scope and Contents This collection pertains to Oliver “Bud” Anderson who served as a Ship Fitter Second Class aboard the USS Clifton (IX-184) during World War II. The collection contains letters Anderson sent to his mother, father, and brother Nolan while stationed in various locations in the United States, Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan. Anderson's letters discuss mail, his high school sweetheart, Indigenous peoples, weather, entertainment, a furlough, rationing, and training. His government documents, several menus, and reflections from 2000 on his war experiences are also included. The collection also includes letters Anderson’s brother-in-law, Boyd...
Dates: Created: 1942-2000; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/28/2000

Nicholas and Jeanne Baldino transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0106 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-06.0106
Content Description

This collection relates to Nicholas Baldino who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 5th and 11th Bomb Groups in the Pacific Theatre and his wife Jeanne Baldino. This collection contains an oral history transcript detailing Nicholas Baldino's military service and how Jeanne met Nicholas Baldino.

Dates: April 13, 2005; Event: Majority of material found within 1943-1946

Pasquale DiPierro collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-19.0021
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

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

Keith Basil Fairchild collection

 Collection — Oversize Box 1 - 19.0006
Identifier: 02-19.0006
Content Description

This collection relates to Keith Basil Fairchild who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater and remained in the U.S. Navy as a career. The collection includes a scrapbook, photographs, and documents.

Dates: 1941-1963

Frank Turosik papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2004 Box, Folder: 04.0208 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-04.0208
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the oral history interview of Frank Turosik conducted by Jack Sigler on January 2, 2004. Turosik served as a combat engineer in the Pacific theater of war.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 07/01/2004

Frederick Lawler Papers

 Collection — Letters
Identifier: 02-99.0113
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal letters of Technical Sergeant Frederick Lawler to his wife, Marion, and daughter Mary Ann. Lawler served in the US Army Air Corps between June 1943 and April 1945, first as an instructor of demolitions and then later as an aircraft mechanic. Lawler served in the Pacific Theater during World War II in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands.

Dates: Created: 1943-1948; Other: Majority of material found in 1943 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/22/1999

Leon J. Gwiazdowski papers

 Collection — Box 14.0044 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-14.0044
Scope and Contents

Leon J. Gwiazdowski served as a U.S. Army engineer in the Pacific Theater with the 340th Engineers during World War II. His collection includes letters written between Gwiazdowski and his family, as well as other documents relating to his time in the military.

Dates: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/29/2014

Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. scrapbook

 Collection — Photograph Album
Identifier: 02-05.0031
Scope and Contents

This photograph scrapbook assembled by U.S. Navy sailor Herbert J. Thurber, Jr. photographically records landing craft LST 558 and crew throughout its journey during World War II. LST 558 made stops throughout the Philippine Islands, New Guinea, Japan, and the Pacific Theatre. The cities visited were Linguyan Bay, Hollandia, Subic Bay, Lake Sentai, Pohy Wog, Sapporo, Yokosuka, Saipan, Aomori Honshu, Otaru, and Tokyo.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/14/2005

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

Job C. Martin papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02-00.0555
Scope and Contents This collection contains the World War II 7th Infantry Division personal letters of U.S. Army Chaplain Assistant and Mess Sergeant Job C. Martin to his family in Pennsylvania. The collection also contains photographs and documents. Beginning with letters written while at the St. Fidelis Seminary in 1940 through his discharge in 1946, Martin discusses induction, basic training, anti-air training, reclassification, Pacific theater training in Ft. Ord, California, service in Oahu, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Seoul, Korea. His letters numbering, on average, several per week, provide a unique insight into the daily life of a G.I. Though he does not discuss combat due to...
Dates: Created: 1940-1946; Other: Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 05/25/2000

Joseph Peters papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0073 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-07.0073
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an unpublished biography of Joseph Peters entitled "An Ordinary Hero." Peters served as a medical doctor in the Philippines during World War II and retired a Colonel. The collection also includes a letter about his 1952 retirement and a letter to his daughter about an injury stating that the initial injury was sustained upon capture by the Japanese in 1942.

Dates: Created: 1941-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1943; Other: Date acquired: 05/29/2007

William Knight Thompson collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-18.0010
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to U.S. Army Chaplain William Knight Thompson who served in New Guinea at Oro Bay and the Philippine Islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After active duty service, Thompson remained in the U.S. Army Reserves until his retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1958. The collection includes photographs, documents, and ephemera. Many photographs include native peoples of New Guinea. Several unpublished photographs include actor Gary Cooper during his visit to Oro Bay, New Guinea in 1944.

Dates: Event: 1942-1989; Other: Majority of material found within 1942-1968; Other: Date acquired: 04/25/2018

Andrew J. Kozar collection

 File — Box Single Folder Collections – 2019 box, Folder: 19.0004 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-19.0004
Content Description

This collection includes a silk handkerchief with unknown provenance from the Philippines during World War II.

Dates: 1945

Laura Mae Jackson DuFore collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-01.0233
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: Created: 1942-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Other: Date acquired: 06/18/2001

Lois S. Lee collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.19.0002
Content Description

This collection relates to Lois S. Lee who served in the Women's Army Corps in the Far East Air Forces WAC Detachment in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands during World War II. The collection contains documents, photographs, unit history book, ephemera, and a bomber crew insulated flight suit.

Dates: 1943-1946, 1998

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

Joseph G. Moretti collection

 Collection — Box 00.0291-Box 1
Identifier: 02-00.0291
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Joseph G. Moretti who joined the U.S. Navy in Jacksonville, Florida in September 1942. He served in the Navy's Construction Battalion (Seabees) and the 8th Underwater Demolition Team (UDT8) until his discharge on August 14, 1945. He was stationed in Fort Peirce, Florida until he transferred to the Aleutian Islands and, later, the South Pacific. His collection includes an oral history recorded in 2000, Moretti's naval logbook, miscellaneous government documents from 1941 to 1957, news clippings from the 1990s, and photographs.

Dates: 1941-2000

Collier County Museum collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-17.0016
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

Oliver James Keller Papers

 Collection — Box 08.0108 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-08.0108
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: 05/21/2008

Joseph E. Peel transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0281 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0281
Content Description

This transcript pertains to Joseph E. Peel, a gunner's mate who served aboard the USS Antietam starting in 1944. While the transcribed interview includes Peel's testimony on the latter years of World War II, it mostly details his experiences attending college after the war under the benefits of the GI Bill.

Dates: February 1, 2000; Majority of material found within 1944-1952

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

R.A. Gray Collection

 Collection — Box 149: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3
Identifier: MSS 1959-023
Scope and Contents The four items presented to the FSU Library by the Honorable R.A. Gray, Secretary of State, Tallahassee, Florida, consist of the following: 1. Civil War letter (1863) written by Secretary Gray's Grand Uncle, W.D. Howren, while in the General Hospital at Augusta, Georgia, for treatment after "having a foot shot off in battle." The letter, addressed to Lieutenant J.C. Blake of 5th Fla. Vols., Richmond, Virginia, relates to baggage to be delivered to Lieutenant Blake. 2. A three-page World War II letter from another relative of Gray, signed "Buck," Philippine Islands, A.P.O. 715, (no date) to "Dear Roy." The letter gives on-the-battle-field information about a campaign in the mountains,...
Dates: Created: 1863-1959; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1959

Kenneth M. Roberts collection

 Collection — Box Single Folders Collections - 2015 Box, Folder: 15.0035 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-15.0035
Scope and Contents

This collection related to Kenneth M. Roberts. The collection contains negatives of photographs from an officer who served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the 42nd Engineer Construction Battalion.  The photographs show scenes in Luzon, Philippines, of US Army housing, social life, and construction, as well as local agriculture and architecture. The collection contains a set of 68 negatives that document Kenneth M. Roberts' service in the Philippines in 1945.

Dates: 1945-1945; Other: Majority of material found within 1945; Other: Date acquired: 09/25/2015

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

Edward J. Sidote collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0350
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters, documents, ephemera, and memorabilia from Edward J. Sidote who served as a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Medical Corps during World War II as an X-ray techician and medical suppy clerk. In May of 1945,  he was assigned to the 9th Medical Depot,  attached to the 6th U.S. Army in Manila, Phillipine Islands, and then Occupied Japan.  In 1946,  Sidote was  honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant in the Army.

Dates: Created: 1942-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1945; Other: Date acquired: 04/10/2000

Roy S. and Viva Simmons papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0052
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Viva Simmons and husband Staff Sergeant Roy Samuel Simmons, 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division who was killed in action on May 16, 1945 in Luzon, Philippines. This collection contains letters, documents, photographs, ephemera, artifacts, name engraved Silver Star Medal, and name engraved Purple Heart Medal related to U.S. Army Infantry service of Roy S. Simmons and homefront wife Viva Simmons.

Dates: Created: 1933-1999; Other: Date acquired: 03/10/2004

Helen B. Strzelczyk papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-02.0065
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Technician 3 Helen B. Strzelczyk who served with the United States Women's Army Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater between June 1943 and November 1945. This collection includes a photocopy of a scrapbook, diaries and notebooks during Helen B. Strzelczyk’s time in basic training and in serving in the WAAC, as well as several souvenirs during her time of service. Souvenirs include photographs taken in Old Bay, New Guinea and Manila, Philippines; Japanese issued Manila currency, newspapers, pamphlets and postcards. This collection also includes letters to Helen B. Strzelczyk from friends, co-workers, and other military members. Additional...
Dates: June 1943-November 1945

Tillman Joe Rutledge collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0464
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sergeant Tillman Joe Rutledge, who served in the 31st Infantry Regiment of the United States Army in the Far East's Philippine Division. After the fall of Bataan in April 1942, he was captured as a prisoner of war until 1945. This collection consists of one box of personal papers, including the original diary he kept during his internment and photocopies. It also contains an original draft and signed copy of his book My Japanese POW Diary Story; a 36-page oral history transcript; letters to and from his family; newspaper clippings; various government documents; and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1924-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1941 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/17/1998