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World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Bern Anderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-088
Abstract

The Anderson papers consist of career papers, correspondence, subject files, writings, and other miscellaneous items related to the military career of Bern Anderson. The majority of the materials in this collection are from the career series and the correspondence series. These materials reflect many angles of his active United States Naval duty including: his personal letters during active duty, his materials regarding Operation Hollandia, his published and unpublished writings, diaries, citations, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1944-2000); 1920-1960

Kenneth M. Brett papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-278
Content Description

Papers: Copies of personal letters sent, July 1944-October 1945; Personal letters received, January 1944-February 1986; Official memoranda sent and received, October 1944-September 1945; Miscellany, including certificates and ciations, maps and photographs, 1943-1949; Biographical statement and two CDS of the collection contents. CD-Rom of PDFs of letters, naval orders, maps, charts, memoranda, a journal and photographs of his WWII service, 1943-1945.

Dates: 1943 - 1986

Thomas B. Buell and Walter M. Whitehill collection on Ernest J. King

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-037.2
Abstract

This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King entitled, Master of sea power and by Walter M. Whitehill, author and historian, for his biography on King, A Naval record.

Dates: 1880-1986 and undated; Majority of material found within 1942-1950; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Thomas B. Buell collection on Raymond A. Spruance

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-037.1
Abstract

This collection consists of research materials collected by Thomas B. Buell, author and retired naval officer, for his biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, The Quiet Warrior, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1974.

Dates: 1866-2002 and undated; Majority of material found within 1971-1974

W. Starling Burgess papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-038
Abstract Papers: Blueprints of and calculations for devices to counter the Acoustic Torpedo developed for ASDEVLANT, Quonset Point NAS, RI, and Surface Division of ASDEVLANT, Port Everglades, FL, 1943–1945; Blueprints and calculations for Damage Control and Hull Stability tests developed for Damage Control Project, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, 1945–1947; Correspondence, memoranda and reports regarding inventions and devices, 1938–1948. Scope and Contents The collection consists of forty-seven boxes of blueprints of anti-submarine and damage control devices, as well as those for yachts and the Aluminette. Included are mathematical calculations, technical booklets and reports, and correspondence relating to his work for the U.S. Navy in World War II and the immediate postwar era. From 1943 to 1947, Burgess worked for the Navy under personal service contracts: first for the Surface Division of ASDEVLANT at Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island, and the U.S. Coast Guard Base at Port Everglades, Florida, and second, with the Damage Control Project administered by the Navy’s Office of Research and Inventions at Stevens Institute of Technology, 1945–1947. During his first assignment, he worked on acoustic torpedo countermeasures. At Stevens, he worked on hull stability measures and devised a method to calculate a ship’s stability when it had been damaged in action. By using these calculations, a ship would be...
Dates: undated

William M. Carpenter papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-346
Abstract

Captain William Milner Carpenter (1916-2006) was a World War II Pacific theater veteran with 26 years of active service in the United States Navy. After his retirement he spent 30 years working and consulting for SRI International. This collection include books, correspondence, photographs, and writings relating to both his naval and civilian careers.

Dates: 1934-2005; Majority of material found within 1934-1964

CINCPAC/POA (Nimitz) Operation, Plan 8-44, 1944 Sep 27

 File — Box 56, Folder: 10
Identifier: RG-23
Scope and Contents

Operation Plan No. 44 in which the Commander in Chief, Southwest Pacific had directed to forces in the Southwest Pacific to seize and occupy objectibves in the Lyete and Western Samar areas.

Dates: 1944 Sep 27

Edward J. Fahy papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-120
Abstract

Correspondence and memoranda, 1936–1972; Naval Orders, 1933–1958; Biographies, 1965–1990; Speeches, 1946–1967; Writings, 1936–1965; Subject Files, 1935–1971; Published reports, 1918–1971; Miscellany, including certificates, booklets, programs, photographs and sound recordings, 1939–1971.

Dates: 1918 - 1972

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

Francis S. Low papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSC-360
Abstract

This collection contains manuscripts, books, articles, personal writings and items, and photographs primarily documenting Francis S. Low’s naval career. Low served in the Navy from 1915-1956, retiring at the rank of Admiral. He specialized in submarine warfare, playing an integral role in anti-U-boat tactics during World War II.

Dates: 1915-2000; Majority of material found within 1915-1963