U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: Robert Leo Croteau Papers 1944-1945

(Manuscript Collection #677-050)

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  • Box 1
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    • Folder a  (4 items digitized)
      • Plank Ownership Certificate awarded to Croteau for his service as a member of the original crew which commissioned the USS Bennington.  (item #1)
      • The first in a series of articles from the New York World-Telegram detailing life aboard USS Bennington, 1944.  (item #2)
      • "Busy 'B' CV-20" Vol. 1 No. 4 – A publication of the USS Bennington. May 1945.  (item #3)
      • "Busy 'B' CV-20" Vol. 1 No. 5– A publication of the USS Bennington. July 1945.  (item #4)
      • USS Bennington First Birthday Party – Tokyo Bay. Program listing the entertainment and the menu for the day, September 13, 1945.  (item #5)
      • "Busy 'B' CV-20" Vol. 1 No. 7– A publication of the USS Bennington. November 1945.  (item #6)
      • Newspaper clipping, titled "Half A Hellcat Better Than None," of a photograph of a Hellcat landed aboard a carrier (possibly USS Bennington).  (item #7)
      • USS Bennington CV-20 – A book commemorating the commissioning and service of the USS Bennington during WWII. Includes a crew roster.  (item #8)
      • American Propaganda Item Written in Japanese  (item #9)
        American propaganda leaflet for Japan containing an image of the Japanese flag, and writing in Japanese. 1945 (?).
      • American Propaganda Item Written in Japanese  (item #10)
        American propaganda leaflet for Japan containing a sketch of a Japanese man with a small child and a sketch of a human skull on the ground against a pink backdrop. Also contains writing in Japanese. 1945 (?).
      • American Propaganda Item Written in Japanese  (item #11)
        American propaganda leaflet for Japan containing a sketch of a man holding up a building while another man pulls on a rope tied around the first man's ankle, and writing in Japanese. 1945 (?).
      • American Propaganda Item Written in Japanese  (item #12)
        American propaganda leaflet for Japan containing a picture of a man being kind to a child in a field, and writing in Japanese. 1945 (?).

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