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William B. Martin Papers, 1942-1945, 2006 (bulk 1942-1945)

Manuscript Collection #1226

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

Title: William B. Martin Papers
Creator: Martin, William B.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection (1942-1945, 2006) of documents, maps, printed materials, etc., relating to his service as a Quartermaster 3d Class aboard the USS ANN ARUNDEL (AP-76) during World War II, including autobiographical accounts of four voyages, and descriptions of its actions during the Normandy invasion of 6 June 1944.
Extent: 0.05 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of documents, maps, printed material and autobiographical accounts

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

Accessions Information

December 3, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.05 cubic feet, 16 items; Collection (1942-1945, 2006) of documents, maps, printed materials, etc., relating to his service as a Quartermaster 3d Class aboard the USS ANN ARUNDEL (AP-76) during World War II, including autobiographical accounts of four voyages, and descriptions of its actions during the Normandy invasion of 6 June 1944. Gift of William B. Martin.

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

William B. Martin Papers (#1226), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of William B. Martin

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

William B. Martin was born on October 29, 1924, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. His naval service began with attending Quartermaster School in Newport, Rhode Island, after which he was assigned to the USS ANN ARUNDEL, a troop ship, just before Christmas 1943. He served throughout the remainder of World War II and during the early post-war period as a Quartermaster 3d Class aboard the USS ANN ARUNDEL (AP-7).

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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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