Gordon W. Hooper Papers, 1941-1944

Manuscript Collection #663

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Gordon W. Hooper Papers
    Creator: Hooper, Gordon W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1941-1944) including correspondence, Naval flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.
    Extent: 0.024 Cubic feet, 14 items , consisting of a Naval Flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.
  • Description
     

    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
     
    Accessions Information

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Gordon W. Hooper Papers (#663), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by D. Adam, February 1997

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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