Raymond Drew Collection

1944-1945
Manuscript Collection #1252
Creator(s)
Drew, Raymond
Physical description
0.501 Cubic Feet, 1 archival box, consisting of a photograph and a photograph album
Preferred Citation
Raymond Drew Collection (#1252), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

This collection contains a photograph album (1944-1945) kept by Raymond Drew (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) while he was a member of Marine Photographic Squadron 254 (VMD-254) during World War II. His squadron later became a part of Squadron 954 (VMD-954). This squadron was based in Greenville, North Carolina, and the album contains photographs of the Greenville base and of Pacific Theatre battle sites.


Administrative information
Custodial History

May 6, 2015, (unprocessed), 1 item, 0.50 cu.ft.; This collection contains a photograph album kept by Raymond Drew (of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) while he was a member of Marine Photographic Squadron 254 (VMD-254) during World War II. His squadron later became a part of Squadron 954 (VMD-954). This squadron was based in Greenville, North Carolina, and the album contains photographs of the Greenville base and of Pacific Theatre battle sites. Gift of Tom Drew.

August 27, 2018, (unprocessed), 1 item, 0.001 cu.ft.; Photograph of Marine Photographic Squadron 254, Fleet Marine Force, taken July 6, 1945, at Marine Corps Outlying Field, Greenville, North Carolina. Identifications are provided for Commanding Officer Major Vernon O. Ullman and Executive Officer Major H. D. Treadway, and possible identification for Pilot 2/Lt Kenneth R. Bland. Donor John P. Bland is the son of Kenneth R. Bland. Gift of John P. and Gay S. Bland.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Tom Drew

Gift of John P. and Gay S. Bland

Copyright notice

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