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Jason M. Austin collection

 Collection — Container: 99.0655 Box 1
Identifier: 02.99.0655

Content Description

This collection contains letters, documents, poetry, and photographs related to the military service of Jason M. Austin who served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II in the Pacific Campaign and the Korean War. The collection includes documentation regarding the overseas service of Austin with the African American Marines who were part of the First and Fourth Marine Depot based in the Russell Islands.


  • Creation: 1943-1999
  • Creation: Date accessioned: 1999-12-01


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast works from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience must be requested and granted in writing by the director of the Institute. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Institute on World War II as the owner of the physical items and the copyright holder. Possession of a copy of an item does not constitute permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast it. The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience reserves the right to refuse permission to individuals and publishers who have not complied with its policies. Permission fees must be paid before images are provided. Please contact the director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for current publication and duplication rates.

Biographical / Historical

Jason M. Austin was born on November 20, 1915. Enlisting in the Marine Corps Reserve prior to World War II, Austin attended Platoon Leaders Class at Quantico, Virginia in 1936 and 1938 before receiving a commission on September 20, 1938. Ordered to active duty on December 15, 1940, Austin served as an instructor at Basic School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Deployed to several bases before transferred overseas, Jones served with the Fourth Base Depot in the Russell Islands. He was reassigned to the Seventh Field Depot and took part in the battles of Saipan and Okinawa. Remaining in the Reserves after 1945, Austin was recalled to active-duty for the Korean War from August 1950 until June 1952. Austin passed away on December 13, 1996 and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.


.25 Linear Feet

Jason M. Austin collection 02.99.0655
G. Kurt Piehler
August 9, 2020
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Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the Institute on WWII and the Human Experience Repository

Tallahassee FL 32306 US