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Henry Kent Hewitt papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-032
Content Description The Naval War College Naval Historical Collection houses a small but interesting segment of Hewitt materials. The collection focuses mainly on the illustrious wartime career of Admiral Hewitt, although there are materials from both earlier and later time periods. The materials are contained in fourteen boxes and a folio file drawer. The collection measures thirteen linear feet and is divided into four series: correspondence, writings, miscellany, and photographs.Series I, official correspondence, consists of letters, memoranda, and telegrams, both congratulatory and informational, dealing with the various amphibious operations that ADM Hewitt commanded. They include Operations Torch, Husky, Avalanche, and Dragoon-Anvil. Correspondents were from the highest military and civilian echelons and include General Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Admiral Ernest .J. King. Other correspondence deals with President Roosevelt's voyage in USS INDIANAPOLIS to the Pan American Conference in Buenos Aires in 1936 and in the post-war period with reminiscences of World War II. Correspondents from this Lime period include Winston Churchill, Admiral Sir John Cunningham, RN, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.The second series, writings, contains the unpublished memoirs of Admiral Hewitt. The memoirs contain a ten page chronology of his life and career as well as a full autobiographical treatment.Series III, miscellany,...
Dates: 1903 - 1957

Thaddeus V. Tuleja research materials on ADM H. Kent Hewitt

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-297
Content Description

Thermo fax copies of action reports for Operation Torch 1942, Operation Husky, 1943, Operation Avalanche, 1943, Operation Dragoon/Anvil, 1944; Draft typed manuscript of the Life of H. Kent Hewitt by John Clagett; Draft typed manuscript of the autobiography of H. Kent Hewitt; Subject files on H. Kent Hewitt; USS Juneau (LPD-10), ship's history and command histories, 1976-1988; ship's history USS Lexington; two copies of Stephen Roskill's The War at Sea. Vol. III

Scope and Contents

Subject files treating ADM H. Kent Hewitt, 1936 -1997. The collection includes John Clagett's typescript biography of Hewitt and Hewitt's own memoirs as well as action reports for Operation Torch, Avalanche, Husky, Brassard, and USS Catoctin, 1942-1945; letters sent and received by Hewitt and Tuleja, reminiscences by officers who served with him, biographical information, administrative history of the Eighth Fleet, Hewitt's Naval War College lectures, Bibliography, WWII photographs, history of the ships named Lexington and Command Histories of USS Juneau (LPD 10).

Dates: 1936 - 1997

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  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 X
  • Names: Hewitt, H. Kent (Henry Kent), 1887-1972 X

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