David L. Byrd Papers, 1937-1950

(Manuscript Collection #734)

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Series 1 :
Manuscript Materials
  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      U.S. Naval Academy file (1937-1941) including photographs of USS TEXAS cruise, report cards, and correspondence between Byrd's father and Sen. John H. Bankhead and Chester W. Nimitz regarding Byrd's Annapolis career. 39 items. 40 p.
    • Folder b
      USS NEW MEXICO file (1941-1945) from Pearl Harbor to North Atlantic Convoy Duty to South Pacific to Aleutians including ships' rosters, photographs, news releases, map of Iceland, etc. 10 items. 15 p. NOTE: Map of Iceland (734.1.b.10) moved to oversized folder #734.1.os.1
    • Folder c
      USS QUINCY (CA-71) at Normandy - Pre-invasion Wait in Northern Ireland & Scotland File (May-June 1944) including photograph of Gunnery Office invasion map, ship's newsletters, scrapbook page. QUINCY at Invasion of Southern France (Aug. 1944) including ships mimeographed newsletter. QUINCY Takes Roosevelt to Yalta (1945) including ship's newsletter, Saudi Arabian guest list. 3 items. 14 p. NOTE: Invasion of Normandy ship newsletter (734.1.c.1), ship newspapers (734.1.c.2 & 5), and invasion map (734.1.c.3) removed to oversized folder #734.1.os.1
    • Folder d
      Carrier Division 5 Staff (STF 77) and Korean War file (1949-1950) including roster & photographs. 4 items. 4 p.
Series 2 :
Oversized Materials
Oversize Folder os1
Oversized material (1941-1945) including map of Iceland, ship newsletters and newspapers from QUINCY regarding the invasions of Normandy and Southern France and the events surrounding the Yalta conference, and Gunnery Office invasion map from Normandy. 5 items. 11 p.

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