U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers, 1943-1945

Manuscript Collection #677-053

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers
    Creator: Yeager, John A.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Diary compiled (8/19/1943 - 9/15/1945) while serving as a US Navy Electrician's Mate 2/c aboard the USS Essex (CV 9) during World War II, including diagrams of electrical equipment, descriptions of daily life at sea; defending against air and torpedo attacks; attacking the Japanese-held islands of Marcus, Wake, Rabaul, Tarawa, Marshalls (Roi, Kwajalein) Truk, Saipan, Bonin, Guam, Philippines (Mindanao, Luzon, Cebu), Okinawa, Formosa, Indo-China, Tokyo, Iwo Jima, and the Japanese main islands; the naval battles of the Marianas Islands, the Philippines Sea, the Philippines typhoon of 1944, and attacks by kamikazes.
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 1 container, 2 volume,
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    April 24, 1996 (unprocessed), 1 volume; World War II diary of duty aboard the USS ESSEX (August 1943 - September 1945). Donor: Mr. John A. Yeager.

    June 15, 2002 (unprocessed addition 1), 1 container, 0.02 cubic feet; Diary compiled (8/19/1943 - 9/15/1945) while serving as a US Navy Electrician's Mate 2/c aboard the USS Essex (CV 9) during World War II. Donor: Mr. John A. Yeager.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. John A. Yeager

    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

    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers (#677-053), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services


Preliminary Inventory

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