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A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight

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Identifier: CSWS-0036
Abstract This collection consists of memoir titled, A Brief History of Marine Air Warning Squadron Eight by Ed. Farmer, written in 1984. It includes a history of the Marine Air Warning Air Squadron Eight stationed in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. The booklet includes maps and personnel rosters of the various operations of MAWS-8 as they landed in Okinawa.

Anonymous WWII Photographs

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Identifier: CSWS-0047
Abstract This collection consists of two anonymous photographs from the United States Marine Corps during World War II, along with a index card with captions and notes.

Charles S. Lindsay Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0048
Abstract This collection consists of a manuscript titled, Charles S. Lindsay, Bomb Disposal Officer Coming of Age in Okinawa by Paul N. Birdwell and Charles S. Lindsay's memoir South of Yontan Okinawa. Also included is a transcript of an interview with Charles S. Lindsay by Paul N. Birdwell.

Clifton B. Cates Military Service Collection

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Identifier: MS-0275
Abstract This collection consists photographs and press clippings of Clifton B. Cates. He served in both World War I and II in the United States Marine Corps. Cates was the 19th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1948-1951.

Donald B. Heffron Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0042
Abstract This collection consists of a photocopy of Donald B. Heffron's handwritten, personal account of his World War II experiences as a Marine Raider. The manuscript begins with his last few years in high school and ends circa 1946. Also available is a press clipping from The Knoxville News-Sentinel, part of an advertising supplement in the September 6, 1998, issue on Townsend, TN.

Ed Shore Oral History

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Identifier: MS-3367
Abstract G. Kurt Piehler and Shelley Stafford conducted this interview with Vietnam veteran Ed Shore in Louisville, Tennessee on April 17, 2009. In it, Shore discusses his service with the Marine Corps in Vietnam as well as his impoverished childhood in eastern Tennessee and his experiences as a student at the University of Tennessee.

Francis and Pauline Gualtiere Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0043
Abstract This collection includes personal photos of Francis and Pauline Gualtiere during their military service with the Marine Corps. Included are pictures of their wedding reception, military portraits, and friends. Also available are press clippings about their nuptials as well as a letter Sgt. Francis C. Gualtiere submitted to The Parish Monthly Calendar regarding faith during wartime.

Freytag Family Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0037
Abstract This collection gives a glimpse into the life of the Freytag family, a miltary family from Wartburg, TN. The collection includes correspondence, press clippings, photographs, and certificates regarding the Freytag children, Albert Jr., Fred, and Maxwell. Albert Jr. was enlisted in the U.S. Marines, Fred was enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and Maxwell was enlisted in the U.S. Army. All materials are photocopies, donated by the family matriarch, Ethel H. Freytag.

George William Wyatt Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0041
Abstract This collection is comprised of photocopied, proof versions of George W. Wyatt's Super Breed 1, later published as Super Breed 1: A Journal of the First Marine Engineers, Pioneers, and Seabees, and Super Breed 2. While Super Breed 1 documents several campaigns of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, a significant portion of the book focuses on Wyatt's personal experiences in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Super Breed 2 is made up almost entirely of captioned photographs.

Howard Eisenacher Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0050
Abstract This collection includes several photos of Howard L. Eisenacher and the E-C-7 1st Marine Division on location in New Guinea circa November 1943. Also included is a letter recounting Eisenacher's experiences to Dr. Charles Johnson from 1997.

Ira H. Hayes Memoir

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Identifier: CSWS-0052
Abstract This collection contains a photocopy of Ira Hayes' handwritten manuscript documenting his World War II experiences, particularly the assault on Iwo Jima. In addition to describing intelligence and combat preparation for the operation, Hayes also includes the anecdotes and personal stories of his peers during the campaign. The document includes several inserts written by other soldiers as well as transcribed letters.

Jack H. McCall Jr. Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0053
Abstract This collection consists of two versions of a biography of Jack H. McCall, Sr. written by his son, Jack H. 'Nick' McCall, Jr.: My Father’s War: Reminiscences of the Life of a Williamson County Marine in World War II and Pogiebait's War: The Life of a Tennessee Marine in World War II. One draft was completed shortly after McCall Sr.'s Death, and the second is an expanded version completed a year later. The manuscripts primarily deal with McCall Sr.'s time in the Marine Corps during World War...

John C. Messamore Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0039
Abstract This collection consists of a service memory book presented to John C. Messamore by his mother. In addition to basic identification information - such as Messamore's service branch, home address, and religion - the book also contains a list of important dates to remember, mailing addresses for friends and family, as well as brief narrative "snapshots." Also included are two photographs of a young woman.

John E. Lane WWII Memoir

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Identifier: CSWS-0035
Abstract This collection consists of John E. Lane's short memoir about his experiences as a private in the United States Marine Corps beginning in June of 1944.

Leslie C. Schneider Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0054
Abstract This collection contains assorted letters and material from U.S. Marine Leslie Schneider's service during World War II along with various memoribilia and newspaper clippings. A compact disc with digital scans of military newspapers is also included.

Major Lawrence S. Barker, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0044
Abstract This collection houses military records documenting Major Lawrence S. Barker's service in the United States Marine Corps (1942-1946) and United States Marine Corps Reserves (1946-1964). The collection also includes military publications, photographs, postcards, correspondence, and ephemera from the World War II era.

Moss C. Brown Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0049
Abstract The Moss C. Brown Papers collection consists of four photographs of an unknown unit. It also includes an order to report for induction, a brief description of ships Moss Brown boarded during his enlistment in World War II along with dates, and an insurance document from the Ninth Marine Reserve District. Also available are press clippings.

Paul C.Trammell Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0038
Abstract This collection consists of Paul C. Trammell’s detailed memoir about his experiences in the United States Marine Corps beginning in 1940.

Philip and Alma Oliver Papers

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Identifier: CSWS-0045
Abstract The Philip and Alma Oliver WWII Papers contain materials from Master Technical Sergeant Philip M. Oliver's service with Marine Air Group 25 and the South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command in the Pacific theater during World War II. It also contains materials from MAG-25 and SCAT reunions.

United States Marine Corps Collection

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Identifier: CSWS-0046
Abstract This collection contains material from World War II: A Germany Basic Handbook and a weekly digest of civil affairs in occupied territories.

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