Robert E. Dibble Papers, 1943-1946

Manuscript Collection #702

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Robert E. Dibble Papers
    Creator: Dibble, Robert E
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1943-1946) including correspondence, letters, post cards and miscellaneous.
    Extent: 0.055 Cubic feet, 39 items, consisting of correspondence and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    The collection consists of correspondence and post cards from Robert E. Dibble (Bob) to his mother while stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station, 12th Regiment, Great Lakes, IL (1943), and while at the Naval Air Technical Training centers in Tennessee, Virginia, and Oklahoma (1944). These letters include references to security measures enforced in classrooms due to the sensitive nature of code and semaphore practices. Dibble trained in gunnery and radio aviation, including the actual construction of a radio while attending one of the schools.

    Dibble graduated from the Naval Air Station in DeLand, FL (1945), and was stationed in Jacksonville, FL. Letters from this phase of his career elaborate on training schedules, classroom procedures, liberty, descriptions of training facilities, vaccinations, war bonds and pay, materials shortages, difficulties between Northerners and Southerners, and personal relationships.

    Also included in this collection are letters and post cards from Dibble's brother James, who was stationed at the Naval Training Center in San Diego, CA. These letters pertain to liberty, duty, pay, change of boot training camp location, and his trip to California.

    There is also correspondence concerning the Portland, FL, family history of Mavis Pitts (a girl Dibble dated), including her mother's work experience and education.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 22, 1995, 39 items; Correspondence (1943-1946) of U.S. Naval air crewman. Gift courtesy of Friends of ECU Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Friends of ECU Library

    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

    Robert E. Dibble Papers (#702), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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