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Gordon W. Hooper Papers, 1941-1944

Manuscript Collection #663

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Gordon W. Hooper Papers
Creator: Hooper, Gordon W.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1941-1944) including correspondence, Naval flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.
Extent: 0.024 Cubic feet, 14 items , consisting of a Naval Flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

September 9, 1993, 1 item; World War II Naval Flight School Handbook.

May 25, 1994, 13 items; USS LANG (DD-399) ship's history and menu program, photographs of USS TEXAS and USS TALBOTT, and miscellany. Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper, Leviltown, NY.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Gordon W. Hooper Papers (#663), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Adam, February 1997

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Gordon W. Hooper was a U.S. Navy recruiter and worked mainly in the Northeastern United States during World War II.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The collection contains a U.S. Navy Flight School Handbook that deals primarily with recruitment and training of Naval officers and Naval Reserve personnel in the fields of aeronautics, aviation, selected service, lifesaving, graduate work, and the supply corps. The handbook also contains information pertaining to numerous U.S. Naval ships and submarines including their naming, commissioning, sponsorship, and dedication; legislation regarding U.S. Naval finances; and the transfer of retired and reserve personnel.

Materials concerning specific ships include an account of the sinking of a Japanese trawler and destroyer by destroyer USS ROE (DD-418) near Iwo Jima; the fifth anniversary history (1944) of the destroyer USS LANG (DD-399); a list of operations the LANG participated in during World War II; a Thanksgiving 1944 menu for the LANG that includes a list of officers and crew; an invitation and menu for the commissioning of the USS SWEARER (1943); and miscellaneous photocopied items.

Photographs of the destroyer USS J. FRED TALBOTT (DD-156) and battleship USS TEXAS (BB-35) are included.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. 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. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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