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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers, 1943-1945

(Manuscript Collection #677-053)

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Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers
Creator: Yeager, John A.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Diary compiled (8/19/1943 - 9/15/1945) while serving as a US Navy Electrician's Mate 2/c aboard the USS Essex (CV 9) during World War II, including diagrams of electrical equipment, descriptions of daily life at sea; defending against air and torpedo attacks; attacking the Japanese-held islands of Marcus, Wake, Rabaul, Tarawa, Marshalls (Roi, Kwajalein) Truk, Saipan, Bonin, Guam, Philippines (Mindanao, Luzon, Cebu), Okinawa, Formosa, Indo-China, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, and the Japanese main islands; the naval battles of the Marianas Islands, the Philippines Sea, the Philippines typhoon of 1944, and attacks by kamikazes.
Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 container, 2 volume.

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Accessions Information

April 24, 1996 (unprocessed), 1 volume; World War II diary of duty aboard the USS ESSEX (August 1943 - September 1945). Donor: Mr. John A. Yeager.

June 15, 2002 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 container, 0.02 cubic feet; Diary compiled (8/19/1943 - 9/15/1945) while serving as a US Navy Electrician's Mate 2/c aboard the USS Essex (CV 9) during World War II. Donor: Mr. John A. Yeager.

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

U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers (#677-053), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. John A. Yeager

Processing Information

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