Source: Ronald Vaughn Papers (Manuscript Collection #658) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Ronald Vaughn of Brownwood, TX, enlisted in the Navy with his twin brother Donald (January 1944). He served on the escort aircraft carrier USS KITKUN BAY (CVE-71). The Memoir describes Vaughn’s involvements during his service in World War II in the Pacific (1944-1945). [...]
Tag: World War II
Source: O’Neal Foundation Papers. #20.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo At first sight, the photograph above shows a typical, normal, prosaic, civic event: the ground-breaking ceremonies for a new building; a home for the family of William Benjamin “Ben” O’Neal. Upon closer examination, however, it represents an astonishing triumph of charity, goodwill, and community spirit over [...]
Source: E. C. Winslow Records (Manuscript Collection #1174) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: About 3000 Italian prisoners of war were sent to Camp Butner, just outside of Durham, N.C., in September 1943 where they were engaged in work projects. Out of this group about 500 men each were sent to branch camps in Tarboro, Windsor, [...]
Source: Leslie Avery Shaw Papers, #992 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison This image dated 1945 is among the personal papers of Leslie Avery Shaw who served as a Captain in the 11th AAA, 49th AAA Brigade, VII Corps in the U.S. First Army that was stationed in Europe during World War II. The image is of a [...]
Source: Walter L. Small, Jr., Papers, Manuscript Collection #731.1.a Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: A letter to Rear Admiral Walter L. Small, Jr., USN (Ret.) from film producer Elmo Williams thanking Small for his consultation work during the production of the 1969 film TORA! TORA! TORA!.
Source: Wilbur Kenneth Bragg Collection, #1100.1.c Description: Image of trees covered with frost taken around Christmastime, 1944 near an American Army camp named Camp Pinetree located in High Wycombe, England. This image was taken by Sgt. Wilbur Kenneth Bragg, a photographer in the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, 8th U. S. Air Force who was stationed [...]
Source: #271 John A. Lang, Jr. Papers Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: John Albert Lang, Jr. (1910-1974) was born in Carthage, N.C. He served as an aide to Congressman Charles B. Deane and Robert E. Jones. He was the Deputy for the Reserves and was [...]
Source: William N. Still, Jr. Papers (#139) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Featured are two undated photographs of onsite trailers serving as living quarters for factory workers and their families for World War II-era shipbuilding workers. These workers were employed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation’s yards at Wilmington, North Carolina.
Source: Simon Baker Papers, #1130.1.b Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This image is of a group of children standing side by side watching a V-E (Victory in Europe) parade. The writing on the back of the photo reads as follows, “France, Mourmelon-le-Grand, Spectators at the V-E Day parade, May 9, 1945. Dr. Simon Baker, an [...]
This week’s staff pick is from the Clarence Leroy Shuping Papers collection (Manuscript Collection #553). One of the donors of this collection, Hampton Shuping, is also featured prominently in the collection. He was the second oldest of Clarence’s three sons, and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. This photograph was taken [...]