Naval Air Squadron 106 Collection

1943-1946
Manuscript Collection #763
Creator(s)
Physical description
0.215 Cubic Feet, 31 items
Preferred Citation
Naval Air Squadron 106 Collection (#763), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Documents pertaining to World War II activities of a squadron designated at various times as Bombing Squadron 106 (1943-1944), Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (1944-1945), and Patrol Squadron 106 (1945-1946), including historical summaries, action reports, war diaries, interviews operational orders, articles, rosters, etc.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 10, 1998 (unprocessed), 31 items; Documents pertaining to World War II activities of a squadron designated at various times as Bombing Squadron 106 (1943-1944), Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (1944-1945), and Patrol Squadron 106 (1945-1946), including historical summaries, action reports, war diaries, interviews, operational orders, articles, rosters, etc. Donor: Mr. Arthur E. Hacker.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Arthur E. Hacker

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a "Valiant Navy Squadron 106 -- A Summary of the Three Squadron's Activities", List of Crews Lost, The Chapel in the Wildwood: Guadalcanal 1943, Vice Admiral John Tucker hayward Biography, Report of Activities: VB-106 Dated June of 1944, War Diary: VB-106 Oct. 1943-Aug. 1944, CNO and Naval intelligence Interview of Cdr. J.T. Hayworth 23 June 1944, OpOrder 3-43 Wake Island Attack dated 1 Oct 1943, Action Report makin Atoll dated 14 Oct. 1943 (Includes Tarawa Strike), Aircraft Action Reports VB-106, War Record of Squadron VB-106 dated 26 July 1944, The Saga of VB-106, Media Releases regarding VB-106
Box 1 Folder b "The VB-106 Gudalcanal Diary" Written December 1943, "Thousand-Mile Eyes" from Liberty Magazine, "The Private War of Squadron 106" from Flying Aces Magazine, Scourge of the Sealanes: The PB4Y Privateer, "Bombers in Blue: Liberators and Privateers" from Bomber Books, Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED SIX Cruise Book, The Non-Piolt Navigators and the Terrible Thirteen, War Diary of VB-106: 1 Oct. 1944 to 1 Aug. 1945, Patrol Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED SIX Squadron History dated 1 Sept. 1945, The Mears Story: Shot Down Over Singapore, 1943-1945
Box 1 Folder d Squadron 106 Roster dated 12 May 1997; List of All Personnel Originally Assigned to the Three Squadrons with Current Status and Known Addresses (as of 1997), "The Blue Raiders…Prowlers of the Pacific" Article Dated 1987, Before Squadron 106 at Gudalacanal: VB 101 VB 102 and VB 104, "I Remember That Day" Articles by Squadron Members, Manuscript of Memoir "Crew XVI" by Ward D. Doub dated 1 March 1985, 1942-1997