Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
The collection relates to Arthur Edwin Brenton who served aboard the USS Pennsylvania battleship during World War II in the Pacific Campaign as a member of the U.S. Marine Guard. The collection includes a diary, typed transcript of the diary, personal papers, newspaper clippings, as well as ship's newsletters.
This transcript contains an oral history interview of James R. Hancock who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S.Franklin aircraft carrier during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
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.
The collection is related to Fenton Keyes who served in the U.S. Army in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. The collection includes a poem, photograph, and a drawing by J.C.W. Dix, the brother of Fenton Keyes's wife, Elizabeth Dix Keyes. The collection also includes a copy of a New York Times Magazine story about the Leyte Gulf from October 24, 1945, and a book review on a naval book about the war. The collection also contains a bulletin written by Fenton Keyes about his time in China during the war and his book collection.
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.