Gordon W. Hooper Papers

Manuscript Collection #663
Hooper, Gordon W.
Physical description
0.024 Cubic Feet, 14 items , consisting of a Naval Flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.
Preferred Citation
Gordon W. Hooper Papers (#663), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1941-1944) including correspondence, Naval flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.

Biographical/historical information

Gordon W. Hooper was a U.S. Navy recruiter and worked mainly in the Northeastern United States during World War II.

Scope and arrangement

The collection contains a U.S. Navy Flight School Handbook that deals primarily with recruitment and training of Naval officers and Naval Reserve personnel in the fields of aeronautics, aviation, selected service, lifesaving, graduate work, and the supply corps. The handbook also contains information pertaining to numerous U.S. Naval ships and submarines including their naming, commissioning, sponsorship, and dedication; legislation regarding U.S. Naval finances; and the transfer of retired and reserve personnel.

Materials concerning specific ships include an account of the sinking of a Japanese trawler and destroyer by destroyer USS ROE (DD-418) near Iwo Jima; the fifth anniversary history (1944) of the destroyer USS LANG (DD-399); a list of operations the LANG participated in during World War II; a Thanksgiving 1944 menu for the LANG that includes a list of officers and crew; an invitation and menu for the commissioning of the USS SWEARER (1943); and miscellaneous photocopied items.

Photographs of the destroyer USS J. FRED TALBOTT (DD-156) and battleship USS TEXAS (BB-35) are included.

Administrative information
Custodial History

September 9, 1993, 1 item; World War II Naval Flight School Handbook.

May 25, 1994, 13 items; USS LANG (DD-399) ship's history and menu program, photographs of USS TEXAS and USS TALBOTT, and miscellany. Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper, Leviltown, NY.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper

Processing information

Processed by D. Adam, February 1997

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Hooper, Gordon W.
Corporate Names
J. Fred Talbott (Ship)
Lang (DD-399)
Roe II (Ship)
Texas (Battleship)
United States. Navy--Records and correspondence
United States. Navy--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Aeronautics--Study and teaching--United States
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American