Roland G. Bienvenu, Sr., Papers, 1941-1965

Manuscript Collection #621

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Series 1 :
Manuscript Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • Biographical sketch (ca. 1977) Typescript. 1 item. 1p.  (item #1)
      • Transfer Orders (3/16/1941) to report to USS JOUETT & endorsements. Typescript. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #2)
      • Change of Duty Orders (4/12/1943) to proceed to U.S. & report Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
      • Change of Duty Orders (7/31/1943) to report to USS YOUNG (DD-580), Orange, TX. Typescript. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #4)
      • Change of Duty Orders (7/31/1943) to report to nearest Naval District for temporary duty pending reassignment. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • Change of Duty Orders (3/27 - 6/29/1945) to report to USS CHARLES P. CECIL (DD-835), Bath Iron Works, ME. Typescript. 1 item. 5 p.  (item #6)
      • Change of Duty Orders (11/21/1945) to report to USS LANING (APD-55), San Diego, CA. Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #7)
      • Change of Duty Orders (7/27/1946) to report to U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Naval Repair Base, New Orleans, LA, for temporary duty pending reassignment. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #8)
      • Change of Duty Orders (5/6/1946) to report to USS BURDO (APD-133), U. S. Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Typescript. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #9)
      • Change of Duty Orders (6/24/1946) relieving Bienvenu as commander of USS BURDO (APD-133) & instructing him to report to Naval Receiving Station, Washington, DC to take a course on naval intelligence at Naval School (Naval Intelligence). Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #10)
      • Temporary Additional Duty Orders (1/15 - 4/11/1947) to report to Commander, Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, San Diego, CA. Typescript. 1 item. 10 p.  (item #11)
      • Change of Duty Orders (8/11-12/2/1947) to report to Athens, Greece for duty as Assistant Naval Attaché & Assistant Naval Attaché for Air. Typescript. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #12)
      • Change of Duty Orders (3/23- 4/11/1948) to report to Beirut, Lebanon for duty as U. S. Naval Attaché & U. S. Naval Attaché for Air. Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #13)
      • Change of Duty Orders (11/9- 11/19/1949) to report to Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, DC for other duty. Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #14)
      • Certificate (1/8/1951) of Completion of U. S. Naval War College Correspondence Course in International Law, Newport, RI. TLS. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • Orders (7/5/1951) discharged from treatment, no further hospitalization is indicated. TLS. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #16)
      • Temporary Additional Duty Orders (9/17/1951) to serve as member of board to convene at Bureau of Naval Personnel, to recommend officers for postgraduate instruction in Naval Intelligence. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #17)
      • Change of Duty (10/12/1951) to report to Military Personnel Officers, Personnel Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense, for duty. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #18)
      • Change of Duty (5/15 - 7/15/1953) to proceed to Key West, FL and report to commanding officer, Fleet Sonar School for temporary duty. Typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #19)
      • Change of Duty (2/9 - 4/26/1955) detaching him as commander of USS HYMAN (DD-732) to report to Commander, Naval Forces, Far East, for duty on the joint staff of the Commander in Chief, Far East. Typescript & Printed form. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #20)
      • Temporary Additional Duty (7/11/1956) to proceed to Norfolk, VA to report to Officer in Charge, Special Weapons School, to attend the Special Weapons Orientation Course. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #21)
      • Temporary Additional Duty (2/1/1957) to report to U. S. Naval Hospital, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD for treatment. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #22)
      • Change of Duty (3/7 - 8/25/1958) to report as Commander, Landing Ship Squadron FIVE, San Diego, CA. Typescript. 1 item. 5 p.  (item #23)
      • Temporary Additional Duty (1/9/1959) discharged from treatment, U. S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA. Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #24)
      • Temporary Additional Duty (4/16/1959) in connection with naval matters, Long Beach, CA. Mimeograph Typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #25)
      • Change of Duty (6/5 - 10/1/1959) relieved as Commander, Landing Ship Squadron FIVE & to report to Director, The Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, DC. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #26)
      • Temporary Duty Orders (5/18-6/13/1961) as member of S. G. Security & Intelligence Committee & European travel orders. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #27)
      • BUPERS Orders (3/19- 6/14/1962) relieved of detached duty with Joint Staff, to report to CNO TEMDU to proceed to Ottawa, Canada, report to U. S. Ambassador, for duty as U. S. Naval Attaché & U. S. Naval Attaché for Air. Typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #28)
      • Certificate (2/4/1941) from Department of Foreign Languages, U. S. Naval Academy finding Roland Gilbert Bienvenu qualified as Interpreter of French. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #29)
      • Certificate (9/5/1947) from Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel, that Lt. Cdr., R. G. Bienvenu has completed the course in Basic Intelligence and is a qualified interpreter and translator of the Spanish language. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #30)
      • Certificate (1/5/1951) from U. S. Naval War College, that Lieut. Comdr. Roland G. Bienvenu has completed the Correspondence Course in International Law. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #31)
      • Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge Award (10/9/1963) from Joint Chiefs of Staff, for service in a position of responsibility. Printed. Form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: signed by Maxwell D. Taylor.,  (item #32)
      • P-621/13 Clipping (8/16/1963) from Wings Over Greenwood, RCAF Station, Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Vol. 15, No. 33, with photograph showing Bienvenu being greeted by Wing Commander J. F. Drake, on a visit to the base. 1 item. 1 p. (P-621/13)  (item #33)
Series 2 :
Photographic Prints and Negatives
  • Box 1
    • Folder b
      • American Legion Minstrels Show Cast on sidewalk in front of theater with mascot bull wearing advertising blanket "This is No Bull . . . Best Show of Season . . . Legion Minstrels." (undated) Photographic negative. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • P-621/01 USS JOUETT (DD-396) (ca. 1941-1943) Photographic print. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • P-621/02 Change of Command Ceremony (8/20/1959) "Cdr. Morgan takes Over" COMLANSHPRON 5, San Diego, CA. USS TOM GREEN CITY (LST-1159). Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu has an injured leg - hence the reason for the cane.  (item #3)
      • P-621/04 Rear Admiral Eastwold, USN, signing the Mayor of Quebec's Golden Book during Task Group Alpha's visit (7/2/1962) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item 1 p. Note: Left to Right: Cdr. Cossett, RCN; Capt. Bienvenu, USN; Alderman Burns; Rear Adm. Eastwold, USN; Capt. Dalton, USN; Mr. Robert Yoder.  (item #4)
      • P-621/05 Eisenhower Locks, St. Lawrence Seaway (ca. 1963) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu is second from left.  (item #5)
      • P-621/06 Capt. Bienvenu, U. S. Naval Attaché to Canada (11/28/1962) administering the oath of office to Elden W. Grace, Ensign (SC). Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Taken in naval attaché's office, Ottawa, Canada.  (item #6)
      • P-621/07 Capt. Bienvenu & Mr. William O'Neill, Superintendant Engineer, Welland Canal, Canada (Nov. 1962) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #7)
      • P-621/08 CNO - Admiral Anderson (5/9/1963) departing from U. S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • P-621/09 Air Chief Marshall Dunlop's Annual Luncheon (June 1963), Ottawa, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Russian attaché is second from right.  (item #9)
      • P-621/10 Provincial Dinner (7/12/1963) at Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada. Photographic Print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • P-621/11 Vice Admiral Ward, USN, signing the Mayor of Quebec's Golden Book (7/12/1963) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu, USN is first on left.  (item #11)
      • P-621/12 Vice Admiral Ward, USN, signing the Mayor of Quebec's Golden Book (7/12/1963) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item 1 p. Note: Left to Right: Alderman Burns; Cdr. Jobin; Capt. Bienvenu; VADM Ward; RADM Shinn & Consul General Courtenaye.  (item #12)
      • P-621/14 Capt. Bienvenu, Capt. Kenney & Col. Duncan (10/28/1963) taken on arrival at Camp Petawawa, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu was naval attaché to Canada; Col. Duncan was army attaché.  (item #13)
      • P-621/15 Office Christmas Party (Dec. 1963) Ottawa, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu was naval attaché to Canada; Col. Webb was army attaché; Col. Duncan was army attaché.  (item #14)
      • P-621/16 Western Attaché Tour (April 1964) Cathedral Grove, British Columbia, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #15)
      • P-621/17 Western Attaché Tour (April 1964) Royal Roads, British Columbia, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: The Canadians took us on this tour; Capt. Bienvenu is second from right on first row.  (item #16)
      • P-621/18 Western Attaché Trip (April 1964) Attachés & Company officials on occasion of dinner party, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu is 6th from left, top row.  (item #17)
      • P-621/18 Western Attaché Trip (April 1964) RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #18)
      • P-621/20 Air Vice Marshall Millward; Maj. Cameron & Capt. Bienvenu (May 1964) attending pre-luncheon refreshments at Annual Attaché Luncheon, Given by Chief of the Air Staff, Ottawa, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #19)
      • P-621/21 Civic Luncheon During Task Group Alpha's visit (6/29/1964) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu is 3rd from left.  (item #20)
      • P-621/22 Capt Bienvenu at Serendipity Hotel, Barbados, British West Indies (Feb. 1965) Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: The Canadians took the attachés here for a short visit.  (item #21)
      • P-621/23 Attachés & Guests (May 1965) prior to luncheon at La Savoy Restaurant, Hull, Quebec Province, Canada. Photographic print. Black & white. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu is in the middle.  (item #22)
      • P-621/03 Captains Bienvenu & Finnigan (6/19/1962) taken during call on Capt. Murdock, RCN-DNI. Photographic print. Black & White. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Capt. Bienvenu relieved Capt. Finnigan as Naval Attaché to Canada.  (item #23)

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