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World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Richard E. Anderson papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2018 Box, Folder: 18.0016 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.18.0016
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Private First Class Richard E. Anderson who served with Company L, 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, during World War II in the Philippine Islands and Okinawa. The collection includes a letter, memoir, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 05/21/2018

Oscar J. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2016 Box, Folder: 16.0001 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.16.0001
Scope and Contents This collection includes a United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas Intelligence Information Bulletin on Okinawa, dated 15 November 1944. It also includes a U.S. Naval Training School (Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Florida) graduation class 4-44 yearbook entitled "The Quarterdeck," dated 21 July 1944.  Other content includes Thanksgiving and Christmas 1945 dinner menus for U.S. troops in Samar,...
Dates: 1944-1945; Date acquired: 02/09/2016

Arthur G. Johnson papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box, Folder: 02.0401 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.02.0401
Scope and Contents Arthur G. Johnson served in a U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabee) from December 1942 through the end of World War II. This collection consists of an oral history interview transcript. In the transcript, Johnson recounts his experiences from basic training to North Africa, then on to Banica River in the South Pacific, Okinawa and back to Guam where he broke his neck, taking him out of the war. The interview also talks generally about the Seabees, family life after the war,...
Dates: 1942-2001; Majority of material found in 1942-1945; Date acquired: 10/02/2002

Jason M. Austin collection

 Collection — Box 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.

Dates: 1943-1999

Joseph T. Bannan papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2005 Box, Folder: 05.0128 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.05.0128
Scope and Contents This collection follows Joseph T. Bannan as he served aboard the U.S.S. Panamint (AGC13). He was under the command of Admiral Arthur D. Struble. On this ship were photograph developers that obtained the picture of renowned wartime journalist, Ernie Pyle, lying dead on the island of Le Shima. Only two copies were ever made and the original was destroyed shortly after its creation to prevent a decline in American morale. This collection contains a photocopy of one of the original copies owned...
Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 09/12/2005

Henry Fremont Blake collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.17.0009
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Henry Fremont Blake who served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater as a Store Keeper 2nd Class during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Tyrrell (AKA-80).  The collection includes personal items and artifacts.

Dates: 1943-1946; Date acquired: 06/17/2017

Jane Borg papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0478 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0478
Scope and Contents This collection contains two oral histories; one with Dr. Philip Gilman, Jr. and one with James Izumizaki. It also includes the reprint of a letter by Pvt. Lavern Borg, Jr. written on April 2, 1945. The letter tells about his experiences with the 5th Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corp in the battle of Iwo Jima. The next document includes a service record and medallist dated June 1967, January 1969, and August 1973. A pamphlet collected by the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, California...
Dates: 1940-1973; Date acquired: 05/12/1998

Anthony T. DeMuro papers

 Collection — Single Folder Collections - 2019 box, Folder: 19.0016 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.19.0016
Abstract

These papers relate to Private First Class Anthony T. Demuro who served with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Demuro participated in the Battle of Okinawa. The papers include letters and photographs.

Dates: 1944-1946

Donald Preston Ward papers

 Collection — Letters/Documents/Photographs
Identifier: 02.00.0207
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Donald Preston Ward's letters, postcards, and miltary documents. Ward served with the 40th Heavy Bombardment Squadron, 20th Air Force during World War II.

Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 02/24/2000

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

Madison D. Farnum papers

 Collection — Box 06.0097 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.06.0097
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Ensign Madison D. Farnum, a staff member for the commander of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. Farnum participated in the campaigns for Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa. Farnum was assigned on the Flagship USS Eldorado under Admiral R.K.Turner in the South Pacific Theater 1944-1945. The collection includes photographs, documents, and letters.

Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 04/04/2006

Frederick W. Ritter collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.12.0040
Scope and Contents Frederick W. Ritter served in the Marine Corps as an engineer officer during World War II. He specifically served as a Vought F4U Corsair engineer. He trained at Parris Island, Jacksonville Naval Base, and attended Officer training at Quantico. He met his wife when he joined a church choir in Jacksonville, corresponding with her throughout the war. During the battle of Okinawa, he oversaw the maintenance of the Corvairs that protected the Navy from Kamikaze attacks. The collection includes...
Dates: 1942-2007; Majority of material found in 1942-1946; Date acquired: 07/24/0012

E. Thomas and Margaret Fitzell Tifft Gilliard collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.17.0007
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, personal papers, manuscripts, books, maps, and artifacts from E. Thomas and Margaret Fitzell Tifft Gilliard. The letters are from before, during, and after World War II between friends and family of Thomas and Margaret. The bulk of the letters include correspondence with Therese "Teddy" "Butchi" Waelchli, Thomas's aunt. The personal papers are official military documents, non-military documents, and notes. There are family photographs, photographs taken...
Dates: 1919-1991; Date acquired: 06/08/2017

Herman and Helen Buffington papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1998 Box, Folder: 98.0635 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0635
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document the experiences of Helen Toles Buffington, a young woman growing up during World War II, as well as the experiences of Herman Buffington, who served with the 96th Infantry Division as a combat soldier who fought in the Battle of Okinawa.Included in the collection is a transcript of Mrs. Buffington's high school diary, in which she details her daily activities and emotions from 1941 to 1945. Also included in the collection are...
Dates: 1941-1945; Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Date acquired: 07/31/1998

James Wesley Fackler papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections -1998 Box, Folder: 98.0161 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.98.0161
Scope and Contents James Wesley Fackler served as a U.S. Navy corpsman during World War II in a medical company that directly supported the U.S. Marines during the Battle of Okinawa. The collection includes the daily log of Medical Company C for the period April-June 1945 while the company was in direct support of the 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division on Okinawa.The manuscript describes the activities of a member of a medical company, probably written by Fackler. It describes life as...
Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 05/19/1997

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...
Dates: 1940-1946; Majority of material found in 1943-1946; Date acquired: 05/25/2000

John W. Rockwood papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 1999 Box, Folder: 99.0321 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.99.0321
Scope and Contents This collection relates to John W. Rockwood who served with the U.S. Navy during the Second World War in the 145th Construction Battalion Seabees. He served in the Solomon Islands and Okinawa. This collection contains ten letters from Rockwood to his cousin, Jane Brunkow, and her father in Pelham Manor, New York and a photograph of Rockwood with his children during a duck hunt in 1950. His letters reference his time in the Solomon Islands. He mentions sending mementos,...
Dates: 1944-1950; Majority of material found in 1944-1945; Date acquired: 06/01/1999

Carl Emil and Marion Bennett Johnson letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0002
Scope and Contents This World War II collection relates to First Lieutenant Carl Johnson and his wife Marion Bennett Johnson and includes various letters, photographs, telegrams, cards, documents, and memorabilia. Carl's letters to Marion comprise the bulk of the collection and detail his college experiences as well as his training and overseas military experience as a United States Marine Corp officer during and after the war. During his career as a Marine, he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina,...
Dates: 1943-1946; Date acquired: 02/16/2016

Kenneth D. Kelly papers

 Collection — Manuscripts/Newspapers/Documents
Identifier: 02.00.0366
Scope and Contents

Kenneth D. Kelly served in the 78th US Naval Construction Battalion during World War II on New Caledonia, the Admiralty Islands, and on Okinawa. Included in his collection are a number of news articles related to the Seabees, his typed memoir, and a copy of the unit's battalion log.

Dates: 1943-1999; Majority of material found in 1943-1945; Date acquired: 06/13/2000

Margarita and William H. King collection

 Collection — Box 12.0006 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.12.0006
Content Description

This collection relates to the wartime correspondence between Margarita King and her husband William H. King, who served in the Army Air Corps in the Philippines during World War II. The collection contains letters collected and sent between Margarita and William, personal photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and employment documents.

Dates: 1938-1946; Majority of material found within 1944-1946

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...
Dates: 1943-1945; Date acquired: 09/21/1999

Ronald Morgan papers

 Collection — Box 01.0362-Box 1
Identifier: 02.01.0362
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters of personal correspondence written by Ronald Morgan, who served with the 11th Airborne Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He saw action in Luzon and Okinawa and was among the first wave of American soldiers to enter Japan. The collection also contains two artifacts, an 11th Airborne patch and Morgan's Staff Sergeant patch.

Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 10/02/2001

Francis E. Ridgway papers

 Collection — Box 15.0016 - Box 1
Identifier: 02.15.0016
Scope and Contents This collection relates to Francis E. Ridgway who served as a Gunners Mate, Second Class, on the United States Naval Destroyer Ship U.S.S Ellyson. This collection contains 36 letters from Francis Ridgway to Ruth De Rosier and two letters from "Father Bill" to Ruth De Rosier. There is also a personal handwritten journal from Francis which documents his time aboard the Ellyson, and an Official Order for awards earned...
Dates: 1944-1946; Date acquired: 01/08/2015

Robert H. Spiro papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box, Folder: 00.0046-Folder 1
Identifier: 02.00.0046
Scope and Contents This collection relates to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert H. Spiro who served aboard the U.S.S. Morris destroyer during World War II in the Pacific Theater of Operations.  The collection includes two journal articles about Spiro's time in the Pacific theater and one article related to the battle history of the Morris.One newsletter article was written in 1996 for the naval history magazine ...
Dates: 1941-1995; Majority of material found in 1945; Date acquired: 02/03/2000

Alexander Schmidt collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0018
Scope and Contents This World War II collection covers the overseas experience of a sailor in the U.S. Navy aboard the escort aircraft carrier U.S.S. Natoma Bay (CVE 62), Composite Squadron 63 (VC-63). The collection includes sets of uniforms, a bomber jacket, personal papers, medals, awards, and a plaque. His personal papers include personnel documents, two journals, captured Japanese papers, the Bluejacket Manual, Natoma Bay records, and various publications from and about...
Dates: 1942-1945; Date acquired: 08/03/2016

Todd Silverman collection

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2006 Box, Folder: 06.0133 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.06.0133
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Todd Silverman who served in the U.S. Navy as a radio and radar operator on PBY and PBM flying boats in the Pacific Theater Operation during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript and photographs.

Dates: October 28, 2005; Majority of material found within 1943-1945

Charles F. Silzer collection

 Collection — Box 19.0024-Box 1
Identifier: 02.19.0024
Content Description

This collection relates to Corporal Charles F. Silzer who served with the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He participated in the battles of Cape Gloucester, New Britian, Peleliu, and Okinawa and occupation of China. The collection contains letters Silzer wrote to his fiance, later wife, Florence Erickson, photographs of Silzer, and a framed discharge document.

Dates: 1943-1945

Eli Solomon papers

 Collection — Box Single Folder Collections - 2001 Box, Folder: 01.0055 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.01.0055
Abstract

This collection relates to Eli Solomon who served as a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class and medic in the United States Navy on board the U.S.S. La Grange in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The collection contains an oral history transcript, photographs, letters, and documents.

Dates: 1945

James Rice Spinks collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02.16.0021
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 278 photographs taken by an American Seabee in the Pacific during World War II. Many of the photographs document native life on the islands of New Caledonia, the Russell Islands, and Okinawa. There are images of native communities and homes, religious items, burial sites, workers, and other aspects of native life. They also document the operations of the 20th Naval Construction Battalion and various other US military units and operations. This includes photographs...
Dates: 1942-1945; Date acquired: 08/10/2016

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