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Leyte Gulf, Battle of, Philippines, 1944

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Arthur Edwin Brenton papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0391 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-98.0391
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1942-1945; Other: Majority of material found in 1944; Other: Date acquired: 06/16/1998

Kenneth F. Cameron papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2008 Box, Folder: 08.0042 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-08.0042
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Kenneth F. Cameron of Portland, Maine who provided a telephone interview on February 8, 2001, concerning his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The collection contains an oral history interview transcript. The transcript consists of an 8-page oral history interview. In the interview he discusses working in a shipyard, joining the Seabees, and the places he served in the Pacific. He talks about building for the war relief program, and Bundles for Britain. Some other topics Cameron discusses are working on LSTs while under fire from the Japanese, the climate in the South Pacific, catching malaria, weight loss, and returning home to a war...
Dates: 1941-1946; Other: Majority of material found within 1943-1946; Other: Date acquired: 02/14/2008

James R. Hancock transcript

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2017 Box, Folder: 17.0006 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-17.0006
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Created: 1944-1945; Other: Date acquired: 03/20/2012

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

Fenton Keyes collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0383 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-01.0383
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1944-1954; Other: Date acquired: 10/01/2001

Giles Odell Lofton, III papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-99.0464
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

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

William V. Voss, Jr. papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collecion - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0425 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-00.0425
Scope and Contents This collection relates to William V. Voss, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army, 11th Field Artillery, 24th Infantry Division, in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. This collection contains four copies of personal letters and two manuscripts, as well as letters and articles from a reunion magazine from Robert Dexheimer. In his manuscript on the "Return to Bataan," he recounts his experience and tells stories of men he knew and his interactions with local Filipinos. Included with the manuscript is a photograph of Voss. The letter from James L. Postma describes his time in the Philippines and experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and includes a photograph of him...
Dates: December 4, 1943 - April 1, 2000