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Lexington (Aircraft carrier : 1927-1942)--History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Forest Duane Hunsley collection

 Collection — Box 11.0061 - Box 1
Identifier: 02-11.0061
Content Description

This collection relates to Forest Duane Hunsley who served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Mechanic 2nd Class on the aircraft carrier U.S.S Lexington during World War II. The collection includes work notes and manuals while involved in aviation metal smithing aboard the U.S.S Lexington and Hawaii. The collection contains short letters and brief accounts of the Battle of Coral Sea, and the journalism that followed him in his hometown in Illinois. Informational booklet about New Caledonia is also included.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1942-1945; 1923-1984

Margery Ann Tully collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-13.0073
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to Margery Ann Tully and her husband Horace L. Tully who served with the 31st Special Naval Construction Battalion during World War II on Saipan and Japan.  The collection contains newspapers; military newsletters/bulletins, including the "Sea Bee" and others; postcards, including a set from Seabee Training Camp at Camp Peary, VA; personal photographs at Saipan and various Japanese cities; photographs of the USS Saratoga (CV-3) and USS Lexington (CV-2) at the Panama Canal and crews; a large-scale group photograph and program from the USS Lexington Farewell Ball; Japanese currency and postage stamps; and ephemera.  Also included is a large...
Dates: Created: 1933-2001; Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1961; Other: Date acquired: 11/07/2013