Raymond J. Kragness Papers, 1943-1946, 2000, 2004

Manuscript Collection #1186

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  • Box 1
    • Folder a
      Official records (1944-1946) of Raymond J. Kragness' service on the U.S.S. ESCAMBIA. 12 items.
    • Folder b
      Official records (1944-1945), consisting of five issues of "The Eighty Times," (1944-1945, undated) the official newsletter for U.S.S. ESCAMBIA. 5 items.
    • Folder c
      Official records (1946, undated), consisting of separation from service records of Raymond J. Kragness. 13 items.
    • Folder d
      Official records (1943-1945), including Navy training course certificates, Draft Board notice, invitations and tickets to U.S.S. ESCAMBIA Commissioning and Decommissioning ceremonies, liberty cards, photograph of Raymond J. Kragness, and clippings. 13 items.
    • Folder e
      Documents and membership cards (1943-1944) indicating that Raymond J. Kragness has been through rites of passage aboard the U.S.S. ESCAMBIA such as crossing the Equator and the International Date Line. 6 items.
    • Folder f
      Photographs(1943-2004, undated) of Raymond J. Kragness during his time in the Navy, and one photograph of him in 2004. 38 items.
    • Folder g
      Printed material related to the U.S.S. ESCAMBIA, including a list of ships fueled (Nov. 1943 - Nov. 1945) and website information about the ship's history, and reunions (2000). 2 items.
    • Folder h
      Postcards (1943) of San Francisco Bay, California, one of which has correspondence from Raymond J. Kragness to his parents. 5 items.
    • Folder i
      Official records (2/5/2004, undated), including a history of the U.S.S. MISSISSINEWA and documents from the National Personnel Records Center about Melvin Edward Harner. 2 items.
    • Folder j
      Raymond J. Kragness genealogy (undated). 1 item.
    • Folder k
      Card (11/15/1945) authorizing Raymond Jerrond Kragness to wear certain ribbons for his service in the Navy; Western Union telegram (2/25/1946) from Raymond J. Kragness to his parents, notifying them that he will be coming home; a pencil sketch (undated) of Raymond J. Kragness drawn by Kenneth Hackett. 3 items.

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