Louis Poisson Davis, Jr., Papers, 1937-1983

(Manuscript Collection #452)

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Personal Correspondence, 1941-1982
    • Folder b
      Official Correspondence, 1944-1949
    • Folder c
      Newspaper clippings, 1944, 1950
    • Folder d
      Diary and logs, 1941-1944
    • Folder e
      Photographs, ca. 1937-1945
    • Folder f
      Miscellaneous, 1941-1983
    • Folder g
      Miscellaneous
    • Folder h
      Confidnetial Report of USS Salmon's (SS 182) Depth Charge Damage 10/30/1944

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Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1
    • Folder g
      Copy of "SUBVETS: SALMON/STICKLEBACK CREW BIOS," reprints of USS SALMON newsletters, and other materials having to do with the SALMON
    • Folder h
      Confidential report of USS Salmon's (SS182) depth charge damage 10/30/1944
  • Box 2
    • Palm, John W. My Plebe Year at Annapolis, July 1, 1937 to June 2, 1938 Midshipman Class of '41. 1 v. (89 p.) Photocopy. Spiral bound. Autographed to Lou Davis by the author. (ca. 2001 John Werner Palm.)
    • Sontag, Sherry and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew. Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage. 1 v. 352 p. Autographed to Lou Davis by Sherry Sontag. (New York, Public Affairs, 1998)
    • Wright, John M., Jr. Captured on Corregidor: Diary of an American P. O. W. in World War II. 1 v. 181 p. Autographed to Lou Davis by the author. (Jefferson, NC & London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 1988)
    • Bergen, Brooksie. "Serving: His [Louis P. Davis, Jr.] Memories of Pearl Harbor Are More Vivid than a Movie," Photograph by Bill West. Sarasota Downtown # Beyond: Sarasota's Exploring Guide. (August / September 2001), p. 79
    • Photographic print. Caption: "Lou Davis, Charlie Styer, Rusty Crenshaw. Le Havre [France], June 1938. Beer, beer, beer." Photocopy.
    • ABC News - TV Sept 21 Anniversary [Broadcast including an interview with] Lou Davis & Dick Wright & Explanatory typescript addressed to Victor [Delano]. 1 VHS videocassette Maxell T-120 6X
    • Blind Man's Bluff: Tracking Russian Submarines. 1 VHS videocassette FUJI T-120 (40675XGA) Copied from WEDW Broadcast, 11/10/2002
    • Hitler's Lost Submarine: U 869. Copied from PBS broadcast, 10/5/2002. 1 VHS videocassette T120 SONY (04CA2124A)
    • Kursk HTP. Copied from TLC broadcast 10/9/2002. 1 VHS videocassette T120 SONY (04CA2124A)
    • Shipwreck: Deep Sea Rescue [USS SQUALUS] 1 VHS videocassette TDK T120 RV (1N290DCB2)
  • Box 3
    • Folder a
      Collection of 5 World War II photographs [items 1-5] of the submarine USS SALMON (SS-182) and 2 items [items 6-7] pertaining to the USS NIMITZ (CVAN-68)
      • Returning from war patrol, the crew displays its exuberance and war time accomplishments. I do not remember names for the crew members shown.
      • Returning from war patrol, the crew displays its exuberance and war time accomplishments. I do not remember names for the crew members shown.
      • Returning from war patrol, the crew displays its exuberance and war time accomplishments. I do not remember names for the crew members shown.
      • Refit of USS SALMON at Midway Island in 1943. Chief Quartermaster Tim Wood, Lieut. Louis P. Davis, Jr., & Lt. Cmdr. Lyle S. Strickler attend a picnic lunch.
      • Nicholas J. Nicholas, CO, USS SALMON and Louis P. Davis, Jr., Torpedo Officer, at Waikiki Beach [Hawaii] during a refit in 1944.
      • Clipping: Carrier Nimitz Christened, The Times-Herald, Hampton Roads, VA, v. 73, no. 115 (5/13/1972), p. 1.
      • Pamphlet: Llaunching of the Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier NIMITZ May 13, 1972, Newport News Shipbuilding, A Tenneco Company. 14 p.
    • Folder b
      Confidential Report Section 7: USS Salmon (SS-182), etc. 4 items, 36 pages.
    • Folder c
      U.S. Navy Submarine Centennial Prints (2000)
  • Box 3
    Books
    • Under Pressure: The Final Voyage of Submarine S-5, by A.J. (Alvin Joseph) Hill (New York, NY: The Free Press, copyright 2002 A.J. Hill), 239 pp.
    • Subs Against the Rising Sun, by Keith M. Milton. (Las Cruces, NM: Yucca Tree Press, copyright 2000). 1ST printing November 2000. 369pp. ISBN 1-881325-45-8
    • Kangaroo Express: The Epic Story of the Submarine Growler, with recollections by "Skipper" Arnold Schade, by Richard J. Lanigan.
    • WAHOO (SS-238) and the U.S. Navy's submarine war against Japan during World War II, 1941-1945, including: Unrestricted Warfare: How a new breed of officers led the submarine force to victory in World War II, by James DeRose. Foreward by Roger W. Paine Jr. (New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., copyright 2000) Includes bibliographical references and index.

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