William L. Wentz Papers

1946-1961
Manuscript Collection #1367
Creator(s)
Wentz, William L.
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet, 1 half document case, consisting of correspondence, orders, forms, images, and publications
Preferred Citation
William L. Wentz Papers (#1367), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions.

This collection contains material related to the Naval service of William Laedlein Wentz (November 25, 1925-April 8, 2014). He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and joined the U.S. Naval Reserves as an ensign in 1947 rising to the position of lieutenant before leaving the Navy ca. 1961. Included are his Naval records such as correspondence, orders, and inventory forms plus a couple of items related to visits to Korea and China, and Historical Notes for Personnel of the Naval Operating Base at Saipan on Navy Day (October 27, 1946), and reproductions of the December 7, 1941, issue or Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2nd Extra and the December 8, 1941 issue of the Honolulu Advertiser.


Administrative information
Custodial History

April 8, 2020, (unprocessed), 0.25 cubic feet; This collection contains material related to the Naval service of William Laedlein Wentz (November 25, 1925-April 8, 2014). He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and joined the U.S. Naval Reserves as an ensign in 1947 rising to the position of lieutenant before leaving the Navy ca. 1961. Included are his Naval records such as correspondence, orders, and inventory forms plus a couple of items related to visits to Korea and China, and Historical Notes for Personnel of the Naval Operating Base at Saipan on Navy Day (October 27, 1946), and reproductions of the December 7, 1941, issue or Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2nd Extra and the December 8, 1941 issue of the Honolulu Advertiser. Gift of William Wentz's daughter Linda L. Shonk.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Linda L. Shonk

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Official U.S. Navy correspondence, orders, and separation papers related to William Wentz, 1947-1961
Box 1 Folder b Photocopies of images taken in China and Saipan (1946) and South Korea (1951), historical notes re the WWII Battle of Saipan given to personnel stationed at the Saipan Naval base in 1946, and reproductions of Dec. 7 and 8, 1941, issues of Honolulu newspapers.