Victor Delano Papers, 1941-1986

Manuscript Collection #539

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Series 1 :
Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Box 1
    Victor Delano's accounts relating to the attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7th, 1941 (ca. 1941-1942, 1965) 1 item. 6 p.
    • Folder a
      • Pearl Harbor (Part 1), by Victor Delano; account of his naval career 7 February - 7 December 1941, from his graduation from the U. S. Naval Academy to his service aboard the battleship USS WEST VIRGINIA (ca. 1965) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 6 p.   (item #1)
      • Pearl Harbor (Part 2) by Victor Delano; account of events of 7 December 1941 aboard the battleships USS WEST VIRGINIA (ca. 1965) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 23 p.   (item #2)
      • Ensign Victor Delano. Memorandum to Commanding Officer, via Gunnery Officer, [USS WEST VIRGINIA], Subject: Account of Events, December 7, 1941 (Part 3) (8 December 1941) Photocopy holographs. 1 item. 6 p.   (item #3)
      • Ensign Victor Delano. Memorandum to Commanding Officer, via Gunnery Officer, [USS WEST VIRGINIA], Subject: Account of Events, December 7, 1941 (Part 3) (8 December 1941) Photocopy holographs. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #4)
Series 2 :
Amphibious Squadron Eight
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Familygram, by Victor Delano, Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight, United States Atlantic Fleet regarding peace keeping in the Dominican Republic, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve training, USS MONROVIA (APA 31), USS OKINAWA (LP 3), Project Handclasp (2 June 1965) Mimeograph typescripts. 1 item. 5 p.   (item #5)
      • Familygram #2, by Victor Delano, Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight, United States Atlantic Fleet regarding peace keeping in the Dominican Republic, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve training, USS MONROVIA (APA 31), USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7), Project Handclasp (13 September 1965) Mimeograph typescripts. 1 item. 5 p.   (item #6)
      • Familygram #3, by Victor Delano, Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight, United States Atlantic Fleet regarding Dominican Republic, Battalion Landing , First Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, U. S. Marine Corps training, USS MONROVIA (APA 31), USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7), USS CAPRICORNUS (AKA 57), USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD 29), USS YORK COUNTY (LST 1175), Guantanamo, Cuba; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Aruba & Curacao, Dutch West Indies; (4 November 1965) Mimeograph typescripts. 1 item. 11 p.   (item #7)
      • Commander Amphibious Squadron Eight, Amphibious Force, United States Atlantic Fleet. Change of Command Ceremony: USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), Flagship, U. S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Program (22 April 1965) Mimeograph typescript. 1 item. 4 p. Note: includes biographical sketches of David S. Bill, Captain, U. S. Navy (departing commander) & Victor Delano, Captain U. S. Navy (arriving commander); History of Amphibious Squadron Eight; Commanders of Amphibious Squadron Eight; list of ships in Amphibious Squadron Eight.   (item #8)
      • Battalion Landing Team embarked in Ready Group Ships (P-539/1); USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) (P-539/3), and an aerial view of Amphibious Squadron Eight at sea, including the USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7), USS CAPRICORNUS (AKA 57), USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD 29), and the USS YORK COUNTY (LST 1175) (P-539/2) (ca. 1965) Photographic prints. Black & White. 3" x 5" prints. 3 items. 3 p.   (item #9)
Series 3 :
HMS Victory
  • Box 1
    • Folder b
      • 12 Superb Drawings of parts of the Exterior of Lord Nelson's famous flagship HMS VICTORY: Main Mast and Top - Belfry - Bowsprit - Foot of Mizzen Mast - Quarter Deck and Poop Ladder - Port Gangway looking aft - Port Sheet Anchor - Entry Port - Steering Wheel - Main Shrouds - Starboard Guns. Second Series. Drawings (c) L. Glover (1970) 7" x 10" prints. 1 item. 12 p.   (item #1)
      • 12 Superb Drawings of parts of the Exterior of Lord Nelson's famous flagship HMS VICTORY: 1. Figurehead and Beakhead; 2. Port Carronade; 3. Poop Deck; 4. Upper Gun Deck; 5. Lower Gun Deck; 6. Capstan, Lower Gun Deck; 7. Tiller, Lower Gun Deck; 8. Two Stern Chasers; 9. Orlop Deck; 11. Carpenter's Walk; 12. Stern View. Drawings (c) Christine Warburton (1970) 7" x 10" prints. 1 item. 12 p.   (item #2)
Series 4 :
COMPHIBPAC Operations Plan A11-45
  • Box 1
    • Folder c
      • Top Secret Comphibatic Operations Plan A 11-45: Story of the Invasion of Japan, EYES ONLY, by James Davis Martin. Serial No. 0013. Top Secret. (ca. 1985) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 20 p. Note: Article about the U. S. plans to invade Kyushu, Japan in 1945.   (item #1)

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