Papers (1943-1945) including correspondence, references made to signaling, semaphore operations, mail delivery problems, etc.
Correspondence in the collection consists of letters from Walter Paas, Seaman 2nd Class in the U.S. Naval Armed Guards, from Bronx, New York, during his tours of duty in the Pacific aboard the U.S. Army Transport WILLIAM L. THOMPSON and the SS WILLIAM F. EMPEY, an American merchant ship used during World War II. References are made to signaling and semaphore operations, ship food and activities aboard ship and in ports, leisure activities, problems with mail delivery, observations on women in port towns, unwillingness to marry in wartime, and air raids.
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