Thomas Wilson Reese Collection, 1955-1995

Manuscript Collection #991

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      • "Presentation given to B-17 crewmen and wingmen group in South Gate, CA on November 21, 1993 by Thomas Wilson Reese, EMC, USN, Ret.” Text of speech. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #1)
      • “Carrier Duty in WW II [World War II],” by Thomas Wilson Reese. Military (September 1986). Clipping of article. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #2)
      • “The Day I Made the Difference,” (n.d.) Manuscript. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #3)
      • “A visit with Jimmy Doolittle,” by Thomas Wilson Reese, The Scottish Rite Journal (June 1992), cover, p.5-7. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #4)
      • “The Little Christmas Tree That Went to War and Brought Peace,” by Thomas Wilson Reese & Lee Fleming Reese, The Scottish Rite Journal (December 1992) Clipping of article. Photocopy typescript. Cover, p. 27-38. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #5)
      • Midway! Incredible Victory, by Walter Lord, cover, p. 277, 284-285. Clipping from book. (n.d.) Photocopies. 1 item. 3 p.  (item #6)
      • Guadalcanal The Carrier Battles The Pivotal Aircraft Carrier Battles of the Eastern Solomons and Santa Cruz, by Eric Hammel (c. 1987), Clipping of book. Photocopy typescript. Cover, autograph, title page, dedication, map, pp. 403, 462-465, 468, 471. 1 item. 12 p.  (item #7)
      • Department of the Navy. (5/15/1995) The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in recognizing the services of Electrician's Mate Chief Thomas W. Reese USN ET USS Hornet (CV-8) for participation in Task Force 16 (1942). Printed Form. Digital reproduction. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • Plank Owner's Certificate for Thomas W. Reese as a member of the original crew that recommissioned the USS LEXINGTON. (8/15/1955) Printed Form. Photocopy. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #9)
      • "USS MUSTIN (DD 413) and USS HORNET (CV 8). Photographs. (n.d.) Photocopies. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #10)
      • Men of the Blue Ghost (USS LEXINGTON CV-16) Historic Events of World War II in the Pacific as told by the men who lived them 1943-1946, compiled by Lee Fleming Reese, (rev. ed. 1982) Published by Lexington Book Co., San Diego, CA. Clipping of book. Photocopy typescript. Title page, p. 531. Photograph showing Thomas W. Reese shaking hands with the Lexington's captain, Alexander S. Heyward, Jr., 1955. 1 item, 2 p.  (item #11)
    • Folder b
      • "Japan's atomic bomb effort, by Lee Fleming Reese, San Diego Union (6/26/1988), p. C-3. Clipping of article. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #1)
      • "Japan's Secret Revealed She Did Have the Bomb,” by Lee Fleming Reese, The Military Press (7/1/1989), p. 6. Clipping of article. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #2)
      • "Japan Was Building An Atom Bomb, Too," by Lee Fleming Reese (ca. 1978). Manuscript. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 4 p.  (item #3)
      • "Truman's Decision to Drop the Bomb," by Lee Fleming Reese (n.d.) Manuscript. Typescript. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #4)
      • "Hey There Shipmate," by Lee Fleming Reese (1994) Poem. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #5)
      • "Yes: Japan Had The Bomb," by Lee Fleming Reese (c. 1990). Manuscript. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 7 p.  (item #6)
      • "Operation Downfall - The Plan to Invade Japan," by Lee Fleming Reese (n.d.) Manuscript. Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 7 p.  (item #7)

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