Papers (1941-1944) including correspondence, Naval flight School Handbook, memorabilia, and photographs.
Gordon W. Hooper was a U.S. Navy recruiter and worked mainly in the Northeastern United States during World War II.
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.
Gift of Mrs. Helen Hooper
Processed by D. Adam, February 1997
Encoded by Apex Data Services
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.