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World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas B. Buell collection on Raymond A. Spruance

Identifier: MSC-037.1

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

William M. Carpenter papers

Identifier: MSC-346

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

Surrender of Japan report, 1946 Feb 11

 File — Box 27, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSC-364- File MSI 552
Scope and Contents

Report of the surrender and occupation of Japan issued by Admiral John H. Towers, CIC, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas, 11 February 1946.

Dates: 1946 Feb 11

George A. Van Horn papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSC-322
Content Description

Papers: Naval papers, 1944-1946; Correspondence, letters sent mainly to his parents during World War II, 1943-1946; News Clippings, 1945-1967, Navigational Reports, 1945-1946; Typed accounts and notes on the Philippines; Miscellany, including obituary, 1998; Booklet on Guam, Guide to the Pacific, Program, 1946, maps of the Pacific Ocean Area, 1936-1952; Photographs of Hawaii, Guam, the Philippine Islands and Truk, 1945-1946; and a scrapbook of letters and photographs of USS LCI (G) 398, crew members, scenes of the Philippines and Van Horn, 1945-1946. Folio maps of the Pacific Theater of War, 1936-1952 and Newspapers, 1946-1967.

Scope and Contents

Naval Papers, Correspondence and photographs, chiefly 1945-1946. The bulk of the Collection deals with his service during World War II in the Pacific Theater, including a Diary, report, notes and typed accounts of his time in the Philippines, including a navigational Survey, maps and news clippings, and a scrapbook with letters sent and photographs.

Dates: 1936 - 1988