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Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: General Correspondence, 1941-1945: Finding Aid

Published in February 2013

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6922
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: RG 405.2.4 Entry 133
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Archives
  • Title: Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: General Correspondence
  • Dates: 1941-1945
  • Size: 6 linear feet 6 inches (16 manuscript boxes)
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Superintendent
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: This series contains general correspondence that relates to the organization and general functioning of the Reserve Officers' School.

History of the Reserve Training Groups: World War II, 1941-1945

Twelve groups of naval reservists were admitted to the Academy from February 14, 1941, to April 30, 1945 to receive approximately 4 months of training as midshipmen in preparation for duty during World War II. The earlier groups were composed of V-7 reservists who were admitted to the Academy for 1 month of elimination training prior to being appointed reserve midshipmen. After appointment, the reservists underwent 3 months of engineering training and drills at the end of which they were commissioned as ensigns in the line of the Naval Reserve and ordered to active duty. With the exception of the first group, reserve midshipmen at the Academy received training only in engineering duties. The later reserve groups were made up of V-12 reservists, who usually underwent premidshipman training at one of the college or universities participating in the V-12 program before coming to the Academy for 4 months of training. Reserve midshipmen were housed in Bancroft Hall and were organized into a unit known as the "Reserve Battalion," under the general supervision of the Reserve Battalion Commander, who assisted the Commandant of Midshipmen in coordinating all matters pertaining to the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School.

In addition to the reserve midshipmen classes, training was also offered at the Academy to classes of Reserve Officers' Training Schools and V-5 instructors' classes. Records regarding this training have been maintained with the records of the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School.

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Description of Contents

This series contains general correspondence that relates to the organization and general functioning of the school. Included are many of the notices and orders issued to the reserve battalion as well as to the officers and instructors at the school. Correspondence with the various offices and bureaus of the Navy Department, other naval midshipmen's schools across the country, former reserve midshipmen, and private individuals and firms is included in this series along with various lists and instructional materials. There is also correspondence relative to the two Reserve Officers' Training Schools held at the Academy and the courses conducted for V-5 instructors.

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Arrangement

Arranged in two sequences for approximately 1941-1943 and 1944-1945. The first subseries (1941-1943) is arranged alphabetically by subject, and the second (1944-1945) is arranged according to the Navy Filing Manual system.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Use

Use of the materials is unrestricted.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Custodial History

RG 405 Records of the United States Naval Academy is the property of the National Archives and Records Administration. The materials are housed at the United States Naval Academy, William W. Jeffries Memorial Archives, an affiliated archive, as per a Memorandum of Agreement between the National Archives and Records Administration and the United States Naval Academy.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Additional material pertaining to Reserve Training Groups during World War II can be found in the records of the Office of the Superintendent RG 405.2.4, Entries 134 through 137.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Preferred Citation

Office of the Superintendent/Records of Reserve Training Groups: General Correspondence, RG 405.2.4 Entry 133

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Collection inventory was prepared by Alice Gilliland in 2013. Historical sketch and Scope and Content Note prepared by Geraldine N. Phillips and Aloha South in 1975.

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Subject Headings

Name and Subject Terms

  • Naval education -- United States
  • United States Naval Academy -- Students
  • United States. Naval Reserve -- Officers

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Orders (Military records)
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Academics and Deficiencies #1, 1943

Box 1 Folder 2

ALNAV #3, 1943

Box 1 Folder 3

ALNAV (ALSTCON) #4, 1942-1943

Box 1 Folder 4

BUNAV #5, 1941-42

Box 1 Folder 5

BUNAV Circular #6, 1942

Box 1 Folder 6

BUPERS #7, 1942-1943

Box 2 Folder 1

BuPers (After Mar. ) #7A, 1943

Box 2 Folder 2

Department of Electrical Engineering #8, 1943

Box 2 Folder 3

Department of Marine Engineering #9, 1943

Box 2 Folder 4

Department of Ordnance and Gunnery #10, 1943

Box 2 Folder 5

Department of Physical Training #11, 1943

Box 2 Folder 6

Department of Seamanship and Navigation #12, 1943

Box 2 Folder 7

Officers Detached #13, 1943

Box 2 Folder 8

Forms - I Sample Copy of Each Used #14, 1944

Box 2 Folder 9

Graduation #15, 1943

Box 2 Folder 10

Health and Service Records #16, 1941-1943

Box 2 Folder 11

Training Aids #17, 1943

Box 3 Folder 1

Bu M&S Medical Officer, Sick Bay #18, 1943

Box 3 Folder 2

Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Bureau of Ships and Bureau of Yards and Docks #19, 1943

Box 3 Folder 3

Bu Ord. #19A, 1943

Box 3 Folder 4

Memoranda & Notices to Reserve Midshipmen #20, 1943

Box 3 Folder 5

Memorandum, Executive #21, 1943

Box 3 Folder 6

Miscellaneous (Receipts) #22, 1943

Box 3 Folder 7

Naval Officer Procurement Letter #23, 1942-1943

Box 3 Folder 8

N.O.P Recruiting Centers & Directives #23A, 1943

Box 3 Folder 9

N.R. Multiple Address, 1940-1942

Box 3 Folder 10

Naval Operations, Chief of #25, 1943

Box 4 Folder 1

N.R.M.S. Notre Dame U. N.R.M.S. Northwestern U. #26, 1943

Box 4 Folder 2

N.R.M.S. New York #27, 1943

Box 4 Folder 3

Notices & Memos #28, 1943

Box 4 Folder 4

Notices, Executive #29, 1943

Box 4 Folder 5

Orders, Executive #30, 1943

Box 4 Folder 6

Orders, Regimental #31, 1943-1944

Box 4 Folder 7

Orders: Naval Academy Standing Special #32, 1942-1944

Box 4 Folder 8

Orders to Reserve Midn. (Serial Nos.) #33, 1942-1943

Box 5 Folder 1

Outgoing Correspondence #34, 1941-1942

Box 5 Folder 2

Outgoing Correspondence #34A, 1943

Box 5 Folder 3

Procurement and Material, Chief of #35, 1942-1943

Box 5 Folder 4

School Lists #36, 1942

Box 5 Folder 5

Secretary of navy #37, 1942-1943

Box 5 Folder 6

Services - Laundry, Barber, Tailor, etc. #38, 1942-1943

Box 6 Folder 1

Separations - Reserve Midn. Only #39, 1942-1943

Box 6 Folder 2

Superintendent's File Outgoing. Reserve Battalion #40, 1942-1943

Box 6 Folder 3

Supt. #41, 1942

Box 6 Folder 4

Uniform Gratuity #42, 1942

Box 6 Folder 5

Uniforms and Equipment #43, 1941-1943

Box 6 Folder 6

Watch Standing, General #45, 1943

Box 6 Folder 7

Reserve Class #46, 1942

Box 6a Folder 1

Jan. 8 Class #47, 1943

Box 6a Folder 2

May 7th 1943 Class #48, 1943

Box 7 Folder 1

Sept 1. 1943 Class Folder #1, 1943

Box 7 Folder 2

Sept 1. 1943 Class Folder #2, 1943

Box 7 Folder 3

5 Jan. 1944 Class 8, 1944

Box 7 Folder 4

3 May 1944 Class 9, 1944

Box 7 Folder 5

20 Aug 1944 10th Class, 1944

Box 8 Folder 1

3 Jan '45 Class, 1945

Box 8 Folder 2

30 Apr. '45 Class 12th Group, 1945

Box 8 Folder 3

First Naval District 1941-1942, 1941-1942

Box 8 Folder 4

Navy Yard Washington, D.C., 1942

Box 8 Folder 5

Third Naval District 1941-1943, 1941-1943

Box 8 Folder 6

Fourth Naval District 1941-1943, 1941-1943

Box 8 Folder 7

Fifth Naval District 1941-1943, 1941-1943

Box 8 Folder 8

Sixth Naval District 1941-1943, 1941-1943

Box 8 Folder 9

Seventh Naval District, 1941

Box 8 Folder 10

Eighth Naval District, 1943-1945

Box 8 Folder 11

Ninth Naval District, 1942-1943

Box 8 Folder 12

Eleventh Naval District, 1943

Box 8 Folder 13

Twelfth Naval District, 1943

Box 8 Folder 14

Thirteenth Naval District, 1943

Box 8 Folder 15

Organization of Reserve Mid. School, 1941-1944

Box 8 Folder 16

Commissioning Announcements, 1942-1943

Box 9 Folder 1

Voting 1944, 1944

Box 9 Folder 2

V-12 Information, 1944-1945

Box 9 Folder 3

Reserve Battalion Standing Orders Folder #1, undated

Box 9 Folder 4

Reserve Battalion Standing Orders Folder #2, undated

Box 9 Folder 5

Miscellaneous and Receipts, 1944-1945

Box 9 Folder 6

Extra Copies and Old Misc. Letters File, 1941, Disposition, 1941

Box 9 Folder 7

Reserve Battalion Standing Orders Yeomen's Office, 1943

Box 9 Folder 8

Lookout Training Records, 1945-1947

Box 9 Folder 9

Miscellaneous Folder for Yeomen, 1944-1945

Box 10 Folder 1

Notices, 1941

Box 10 Folder 2

1st Reserve Officers Training School, 1941

Box 10 Folder 3

1st Reserve Officers Training School E.E. Department 1941 (1 of 2), 1941

Box 10 Folder 4

1st Reserve Officers Training School E.E. Department 1941 (2 of 2), 1941

Box 10 Folder 5

1st Reserve Officers Training School Class List & Graduation 1941, 1941

Box 10 Folder 6

1st Reserve Officers Training School Addresses 1941, 1941

Box 10 Folder 7

1st Reserve Officers Training School Misc. Correspondence 1941, 1941

Box 10 Folder 8

Second Reserve Officers School, Outgoing, 1941-42

Box 10 Folder 9

Second Reserve Officers Training School, Incoming, 1941-42

Box 11 Folder 1

A2 Executive Action (Regulations), 1944

Box 11 Folder 2

A2 -11 Departmental Orders, 1945

Box 11 Folder 3

A2-14 Permits, Licenses, and Passes, 1944-1945

Box 11 Folder 4

A3 - Organization and Management, 1944-1945

Box 11 Folder 5

A3-3 Blanks and Forms, 1943-1944

Box 11 Folder 6

A5- Exercises and Competition, 1944-1945

Box 11 Folder 7

A6 - Communications (ALNAVS), 1944-1945

Box 11 Folder 8

A7 Publicity and Censorship, 1944

Box 11 Folder 9

A9 Reports and Statistics, 1943-1945

Box 12 Folder 1

JJ55 Uniforms and small stores, 1943-1945

Box 12 Folder 2

JJ55-1 Contracts, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 3

L1 Appropriations and Allotments, 1945

Box 12 Folder 4

L13 Insurance and Bonding, 1945

Box 12 Folder 5

L16 Pay and Allowances, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 6

L20 Travel and Transportation, 1943-1945

Box 12 Folder 7

N-4 Barber-Cobbler-Laundry, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 8

N-36 Office Supplies and Equipment, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 9

P-1 Genealogy and Identification, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 10

P-2 Preventive Medicine (Inoculations), 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 11

P-2-5 Physical examinations, 1944-1945

Box 12 Folder 12

P-2-6 Waivers, 1944

Box 13 Folder 1

P6 Death and Casualties, 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 2

P10 Amusement and Recreation (Sailing and Hops, etc.), 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 3

P10-1 Athletics, 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 4

P10-2 Movies, 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 5

P11 - Curriculum at NRPMS, Princeton, NJ, 1945

Box 13 Folder 6

P11 Education (1 of 2), 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 7

P11 Education (2 of 2), 1944

Box 13 Folder 8

P11-1 Marine Engineering, 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 9

P11-2 Electrical Engineering, 1944-1945

Box 13 Folder 10

P11-3 Seamanship and Navigation, 1945

Box 13 Folder 11

P11-4 Ordnance and Gunnery, 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 1

P14-1 Appointment (midshipmen), 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 2

P14-2 Appointment (Ensigns Commissioning), 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 3

P16 Disposition, 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 4

P16/MM Assignment and Detail (Enlisted Personnel), 1942-1945

Box 14 Folder 5

P16/00 Assignment and Detail (Officers), 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 6

P18 Attendance and absence, 1944-1945

Box 14 Folder 7

P19 Separation from service (Personnel), 1943-1945

Box 14 Folder 8

P20 Performance (Conduct), 1944-1945

Box 15 Folder 1

P20-1 Academic Records (1 of 2), 1945

Box 15 Folder 2

P20-1 Academic Records (2 of 2), 1944

Box 15 Folder 3

P20-2 Service and Health Records, 1944-1945

Box 15 Folder 4

QR/NC Reserves (general) Naval schools, 1944-1945

Box 15 Folder 5

S79 Small arms and Equipment, 1943-1944

Box 15 Folder 6

Files and Routing Slips, 1942-1945

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