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United States. Navy.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Artie E. Akers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0110
Abstract

This collection includes accounts written by Artie E. Akers documenting different stories from his time as a submarine "volunteer" during World War II.

Dates: undated

Auburn W. Herron Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0284
Overview

This collection documents Auburn W. Herron Jr.'s military service during World War II and the Korean Conflict. The collection contains a photocopy of a flight logbook, documenting August 1944 to June 1945 and kept by a crewmembers of Herron's, David McKnight. Also included is background information written by McKnight providing details of Herron's life during the war. Lastly, the collection contains a CD-ROM of photographs taken by Herron 1950 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict.

Dates: 1944-1956

Benjamin F. Witt Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0290
Overview

This collection contains Benjamin F. Witt Jr.'s military documents and photographs from his time in the U.S. Navy during World War II, particularly while serving on the USS Moffett. The photos show work and recreational time of the service members as well as views from aboard the ship. The documents include Witt's identification card, training course certificates, newsletters and reports related to the Moffett., and other military paperwork.

Dates: 1939-1945

Billy Gene Taylor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0281
Overview

This collection contains memorabilia, including postcards, currency, dog tags, and an ID bracelet, belonging to Billy Gene Taylor from his military service in the early 1950s.

Dates: 1944-1951

Buck Donaldson Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1978
Abstract

In this memoir, Buck Donaldson recounts his childhood in rural Louisiana and his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

Dates: undated

Buck Donaldson Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3265
Abstract

This collection consists of a transcript of an interview with Buck Donaldson by Kurt Piehler and Tiffany Davis conducted on October 21, 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee as part of the Veteran's Oral History Project. In the interview, Donaldson speaks about his childhood in the Depression, his experiences in the Navy during World War II, and his postwar life as a missionary in Africa.

Dates: 2002 October 21

Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0100
Abstract

This collection features a copy of Calm Seas, Friendly Beaches: A Landing Craft Sailor's Prayer written by Gerald M. Yankee and copyrighted in 2014. In this book, Yankee dictates his experience as a sailor in World War II for U.S. Naval landing crafts in the Pacific Theatre of war.

Dates: 2014

Captain William Robert Anderson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3806
Abstract

This collection contains material documenting the life and accomplishments of William Robert Anderson, Captain of the USS Nautilus SSN 571 during the Cold War and Tennessee Congressman in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Dates: 1910-2017; Majority of material found within 1957 - 2013

Charles A. Colmery Jr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0252
Overview This collection documents the World War II service and subsequent death of Charles Colmery Jr. Included are correspondence from Colmery to his family during his wartime service, letters relating to Colmery’s death, and a scrapbook of photographs documenting Colmery’s life from childhood to military service. Also included is a copy of a 1986 issue of Indiana Military History Journal which includes Charles Johnson’s article, “Warning-Warning: Strange Ships Entering...
Dates: circa 1920-1946, 1986

Charles Bray Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0150
Abstract

This collection features photographs, news articles, book excerpts, and other papers from Charles Bray's military service during World War II and his time living in Vietnam while working with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Dates: 1941-2005, undated

David Farragut Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1838
Abstract

Collection contains a single signed photograph of Admiral David Farragut dressed in uniform.

Dates: undated

David Glasgow Farragut Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3206
Abstract

This letter, dated September 14, 1864 and signed D. G. Farragut, was written on board Farragut's flagship Hartford while it was anchored at Mobile Bay, Alabama. Addressed to Commodore Jason G. Palmer, it consists of an order to change the names of three vessels.

Dates: 1864 September 14

David Glasgow Farragut Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0753
Abstract

This collection contains two letters sent to David Glasgow Farragut while he was serving on the MS Flag Ship Hartford. They are dated 1863 and 1864. The letter dated 1864 concerns the appraisal of a schooner captured by the Estella.

Dates: 1863-1864

Delmar Wiley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0296
Overview This collection documents the World War II experiences of soldier Delmar Wiley who was declared missing in action for seven months in the Pacific Theater of War after his aircraft was attacked and shot down. The collection contains Wiley's autobiography, entitled Wiley's Island (1986), which chronicles his life and his WWII experiences. The collection also includes a pamphlet for the USS Yorktown CV-5 Club entitled "The Crier and Bylaws" (1986), and a...
Dates: 1943, 1986

Dennis Coughlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0103
Abstract

This collection features correspondence between Sy Hyman and Dennis Coughlin as well as a collection of diary entries made by Hyman in 1946 from his World War II service.

Dates: 1946, 1986, undated

Edward Herman Pacific Theater Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2956
Abstract

This collection contains letters sent to Edward Richard Herman, Private First Class in the United States Naval Forces, by various family members, friends, and lovers while he was stationed at Guadalcanal and later the Ulithi Islands in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Dates: 1945 February 20-1946 January 14

Edward P. Stafford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0210
Overview

This collection consists of an invitation to the commission ceremony for the USS Abercrombie in May 1944.

Dates: 1944 May 1

Erwin P. Currier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0238
Overview

This collection documents Erwin P. Currier’s service with the U. S. Navy during World War II. Included is a CD of an interview with Currier as well as photocopies of photographs and service documents. Also included is information related to the histories of two ships on which Currier served: USS Card and USS Bennington.

Dates: 1998-2008

Fishing Instructions for a U. S. Navy Survival Kit

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3109
Abstract

This collection houses a World War II era set of Fishing Instructions for a Navy fishing survival kit designed to help a soldier survive in case of becoming stranded on islands. It outlines general rules for fishing, the contents of the kit with instructions for each part, and information about certain types of animals and plants. There is also a note on native peoples.

Dates: circa 1939-1945

Freytag Family Papers

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1936-1944, undated