U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Collection: John A. Yeager Papers

1943-1945
Manuscript Collection #677-053
Creator(s)
Yeager, John A.
Physical description
0.02 Cubic Feet, 1 container, 2 volume
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.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
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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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. John A. Yeager

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