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This is a collection guide. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division,
J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our
reading room. To see what's been digitized in this collection, click on the thumbnail at the top right of this page
or look for hyperlinks in the container list and/or the preliminary inventory.
The collection consists of an eleven-page memoir concerning the actions of USS
LSM-9 while assigned to convoy duty out of Hawaii. The ship was involved in routine rear area convoy duty and made trips to Eniwetok, Guam, Ulithi, Saipan, the Russell Islands, Tulagi, Hollandia, New Britain, the Admiralties, and Leyte (10 September 1944 - 4 August 1945, pp. 3-8). Information concerning the invasion of Okinawa includes the off-loading of tanks and equipment over a reef on Purple Beach (April 1945, pp. 6-7). Other items of interest pertain to the gathering of fish by Hawaiians from a dry dock and a description of the destruction by Japanese forces in Pearl Harbor (10 September 1944, pp. 3-4); a typhoon near Ulithi (4 November 1944, p. 4); and the technical specifications of
LSM-9 was decommissioned on 20 December 1945. Martin's biographical information is also included.
Donald J. Martin (b. 1 June 1925), a native of the Bronx, N.Y., enlisted in the Navy (August 1943) and trained in Sampson, N.Y., and Little Creek, Va. Martin served on medium landing ship USS
LSM-9 in the Pacific Theatre (1944-1945) and was discharged after World War II (April 1946). He worked for the U.S. Post Office for thirty-five years and retired with the position of Station Manager (1984).
September 9, 1993, 11 items; History of the USS
LSM-9 (1944-1945). Gift of Donald J. Martin, Staten Island, NY.
Gift of Donald J. Martin
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Donald J. Martin Collection (#661), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Processed by M. Burdette, August 1994
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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