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Francis W. Rockwell Papers, 1910-1980 (bulk 1910-1966): Finding Aid

Published in March 2011

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 419
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Francis W. Rockwell Papers
  • Dates: 1910-1980
  • Bulk Dates: 1910-1966
  • Size: 9.25 linear feet
  • Creator: Rockwell, Francis W., 1886-1979
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Francis W. Rockwell was an officer in the U.S. Navy and a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1908. The Rockwell Papers are primarily the product of Rockwell's career as an officer in the United States Navy (1910-1948). The papers touch upon all of Rockwell's tours of duty, with an emphasis on his role in amphibious warfare, including the Aleutian Islands Campaign and amphibious training, and his command of the Sixteenth Naval District in the Philippines.

Chronology of Francis W. Rockwell

1886
  • On July 28, is born in South Woodstock, Connecticut.
1904
  • Is appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Connecticut.
1908
  • In June, graduates from the United States Naval Academy, where he rowed on the Varsity Crew team.
  • Is assigned to U.S.S. New Hampshire.
1910
  • Is commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.
  • Is assigned to U.S.S. Perkins (Destroyer: DD-26) as Executive, Navigator, and Torpedo Officer.
1911
  • Is assigned to U.S.S. Jarvis (Destroyer: DD-38) in connection with her fitting out.
1913
  • On June 19, marries Mary Allison Wilmer.
1914
  • Is assigned to shore duty at the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in Electrical Engineering and Physics.
1916
  • While at the Naval Academy, is assigned to additional duty aboard U.S.S. Missouri (Battleship: BB-11) for the Academy's summer practice cruise.
1917
  • Is transferred to U.S.S. New Jersey (Battleship: BB-16) and, subsequently, U.S.S. Cushing (Destroyer: DD-55).
1918
  • Serves as commanding officer of U.S.S. Winslow (Destroyer: DD-53).
  • Is awarded the Navy Cross.
1919
  • Is attached to U.S.S. Thatcher (Destroyer: DD-162) for her fitting out.
  • Is transferred to the staff of Commander Division Five, Atlantic Fleet (Admiral Eberle) as Flag Lieutenant aboard U.S.S. Utah (Battleship: BB-31).
1920
  • Returns to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics.
1924
  • Is assigned to U.S.S. Tennessee (Battleship: BB-43) as gunnery officer.
1927
  • Returns to the United States Naval Academy's Department of Electrical Engineering as the head of the department's Experimental Laboratory.
1930
  • Receives command of U.S.S. Robert Smith (Destroyer: DD-324).
  • Is transferred from U.S.S. Robert Smith and receives command of U.S.S. Dorsey (Destroyer: DD-117).
1932
  • Is ordered to the Office of Naval Operations, Ship's Movement Division.
1934
  • Returns to sea service as Executive Officer of U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41).
1935
  • Receives command of U.S.S. Medusa (Repair ship: AR-1).
1936
  • On June 30, is promoted to Captain.
  • Is transferred to the Navy Department's Budget Office.
1939
  • Receives command of U.S.S. Nevada (Battleship: BB-36).
1941
  • In July, reports to the Naval War College for instruction.
  • On November 5, assumes the post of Commandant of the Sixteenth Naval District and the Navy Yard at Cavite, Manila.
  • Is selected for promotion to Rear Admiral.
1942
  • On March 12, is relieved as Commandant of the Sixteenth Naval District (for which he received both the Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star in connection with his defense of the Philippines) for duty as Commander Submarines, Eastern Australia.
  • Is assigned as Commander Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, during which time he supervised the planning and execution of the recapture of Attu and Kiska, earning him the Legion of Merit.
1944
  • On April 1, is ordered to the post of Commander Amphibious Training, Atlantic Fleet.
1946
  • Is assigned to the Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific Coast Section as Senior Member.
1948
  • Retires from the U.S. Navy, effective August 1, after which he worked for Hiller Helicopters.
1979
  • On January 2, dies in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Awards and Decorations:

Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Silver Star, Navy Unit Citation, Presidential Unit Citation, French Legion of Merit, Mexican Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Defense Medal.

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Description of Contents

The Francis W. Rockwell Papers, comprising 9.25 linear feet of documentation, span the period from 1910 to 1980, and are primarily the product of Rockwell's career as an officer in the United States Navy (1910-1948). The papers touch upon all of Rockwell's tours of duty, with an emphasis on his role in amphibious warfare, including the Aleutian Islands Campaign and amphibious training, and his command of the Sixteenth Naval District in the Philippines.

The collection consists of a mix of textual and non-textual documents, including letters, memoranda, dispatches, news clippings, diaries, reports, orders, photographs, books, medals, and navigational instruments.

The Rockwell Papers are organized into eight records series by document type. Consisting of a mix of document types, SUBJECT FILES offers an overview of Rockwell's career and interests, such as the Aleutian Islands Campaign, U.S.S. Nevada, and Philippines Defense Campaign, the latter of which carries over into REPORTS AND HISTORIES. This second series also deals with the U.S. Atlantic Fleet's Amphibious Training Command. The Aleutian Islands Campaign, first touched upon in SUBJECT FILES, is the sole subject of the correspondence in DISPATCHES. The next three series consist exclusively of bound volumes. Comprising only nine documents, ORDER BOOKS and PUBLICATIONS (GENERAL) cover both World Wars, as well as the early days of Rockwell's career, and pertain to shipboard orders, U.S. Navy recruiting, and the histories of specific vessels. The longest series in the collection, JOURNALS, offers a day by day accounting of Rockwell's career in the U.S. Navy and subsequent private life following retirement. ARTIFACTS AND MEMORIBILIA is home to several objects from Rockwell's Naval career, including three of his medals, an identification card, and the drafting dividers he would have used for navigational plotting. The remainder of the collection consists of photographs (both loose prints and albums). The photographs, largely 8x10 black-and-white prints, focus predominantly on the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II.

In addition of the personal history of Frank W. Rockwell, research interests served by the Rockwell Papers including the history of amphibious training and warfare, the Aleutian Island Campaign, and the Philippine Defense Campaign.

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Arrangement

  • Series 1: SUBJECT FILES, 1918-1980
  • Series 2: REPORTS AND HISTORIES, 1942-1971
  • Series 3: DISPATCHES, 1943
  • Series 4: ORDER BOOKS, 1911-1939
  • Series 5: JOURNALS, 1910-1966
  • Series 6: PUBLICATIONS (GENERAL), 1919-1945
  • Series 7: ARTIFACTS AND MEMORIBILIA, undated
  • Series 8: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1943-1946
  • Subseries 8a: Prints, 1943-1946
  • Subseries 8b: Albums, 1943-1945
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Access and Use

Access

Access to any potentially classified material is restricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Francis W. Rockwell Papers are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gifts of Rockwell Lowe in October 2009 and Jet (John) Lowe in August 2012. Accession Nos. 12-11 and 12-12.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

A document entitled Narrative, December 11, 1941-March 19, 1942 on naval activities near Luzon is available at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

Francis W. Rockwell Papers, MS 419

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in March 2013. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in March 2013.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Attu Island (Alaska), Battle of, 1943.
  • Attu Island (Alaska).
  • Kiska Island (Alaska).
  • Nevada (Battleship : BB-36).
  • Prisoners of war.
  • Rockwell, Francis W., 1886-1979.
  • United States. Atlantic Fleet. Amphibious Training Command .
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Alaska -- Aleutian Islands.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines.
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.

Genre Terms

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Correspondence.
  • Diaries.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Monographs.
  • Orders (military records).
  • Photographs.
  • Reports.
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Contents List

Series 1: SUBJECT FILES, 1918-1980 Box 1

Series Description

Documentation of Rockwell's career in the United States Navy, spanning from World War I until his retirement in 1948. The materials pertain primarily to Rockwell's commands of U.S.S. Medusa and U.S.S. Nevada, U.S. submarine activity during Rockwell's command of U.S. Submarines, Eastern Australia, as well as the defense of the Philippines in World War II while Rockwell served as Commandant of the Sixteenth Naval District. Included in the series are incoming and outgoing letters, memoranda, orders, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, and citations.

Scattered throughout the series are materials pertaining to naval officers other than Rockwell, such as recommendations for promotion, and documents regarding American Prisoner of War experiences.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 1 Folder 1

Admiral Karl Donitz, 1958

Box 1 Folder 2

Admiral Sir David Beatty Retirement, 1918 December 1

Box 1 Folder 3

Amphibious Training Command - Press Clippings, 1944-1945

Box 1 Folder 4

Arlington National Cemetery Burial Plot, 1938

Box 1 Folder 5

Attu and Kiska, 1943-1945, 1959

Box 1 Folder 6

Awards, Decorations, and Citations, 1942-1947

Box 1 Folder 7

Biographical Materials, 1935-1980

Box 1 Folder 8

Books Reviews and Criticism- Correspondence, 1945-1951

Box 1 Folder 9

Commissions and Promotions, 1934-1947

Box 1 Folder 10

Miscellaneous Personnel Documents, 1936, 1945

Box 1 Folder 11

Navy Board of Inspection and Survey - Detachment Memoranda, 1948

Box 1 Folder 12

Paris Match, 1965

Box 1 Folder 13

Philippine Defense Campaign - Awards and Citations, 1942-1943

Citations for men serving under Rockwell in the Sixteenth Naval District.

Box 1 Folder 14

Philippine Defense Campaign - Correspondence and Memoranda, 1942-1950, 1974

Box 1 Folder 15

Philippine Defense Campaign - Memories, 1947

Box 1 Folder 16

Philippine Defense Campaign - Press Clippings, 1945-1948, 1964

Box 1 Folder 17

Prisoners of War, 1945-1947

Includes correspondence regarding freed American POWs and the POW Diary of Radio Electrician Truman Elliot Turnipseed.

Box 1 Folder 18

Queenstown Association, undated

Box 1 Folder 19

Recommendations for Promotions and Awards, 1935, 1945-1946

Box 1 Folder 20

Retirement, 1945-1948

Box 1 Folder 21

"Some Experiences at Sea During the Recent War" by Frank Rockwell, 1919 September

Box 1 Folder 22

Submarine Rescue - Correspondence, 1946 September 11

Box 1 Folder 23

They Were Expendable by William L. White - Correspondence, undated

Box 1 Folder 24

United States Naval Academy Class of 1908, 1948

Box 1 Folder 25

United States Submarines, Eastern Australia, 1942

Materials pertaining to Rockwell's transfer to Australia and the condition and activities of the U.S. submarine fleet.

Box 1 Folder 26

"A Universal Prayer", undated

Box 1 Folder 27

U.S.S. Medusa - Correspondence, 1935-1936

Rockwell's attempts to stay on as commanding officer and offer to be Governor of Guam. Also includes a letter from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.

Box 1 Folder 28

U.S.S. Medusa - Orders and Memoranda, 1935-1936

Box 1 Folder 29

U.S.S. Nevada - Congressional Tribute, 1939

Box 1 Folder 30

U.S.S. Nevada - Correspondence, 1940-1946

Includes a letter from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

Box 1 Folder 31

U.S.S. Nevada - Memoranda (Defense Against Dive Bombing Attack), 1940

Box 1 Folder 32

U.S.S. Nevada - "Nevada Cheer-Up", 1941

Issues of the Nevada's newsletter.

Box 1 Folder 33

U.S.S. Nevada - Orders and Memoranda, 1940-1941

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Series 2: REPORTS AND HISTORIES, 1942-1971 Boxes 1-3

Series Description

Reports, histories, and oral histories, as well as supplements thereunto, drafted by Rockwell or by officers directly under Rockwell's command. The reports pertain to U.S. Navy involvement in Luzon and Corregidor during World War II, particularly that of the Sixteenth Naval District, as well as the history of the Amphibious Training Command of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Included in the series are reports, memoranda, Photostats, a diary, interview transcripts, and an unpublished history.

Admiral Rockwell's Report, also known as "Philippine Islands, Supplementary of Narrative," is a supplement to Rockwell's initial 1942 "Narrative of Naval Activities in Luzon," and is composed of various supporting documents and photographs not initially available to Admiral Rockwell at the time of drafting of his first report.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document title.

Box 1 Folder 34

Admiral Rockwell's Report: Volume 1, 1948, 1953

Additional title: Philippine Islands, Supplementary of Narrative.

Box 1 Folder 35

Admiral Rockwell's Report: Volume 2, 1948

Additional title: Philippine Islands, Supplementary of Narrative.

Box 2 Folder 1

Admiral Rockwell's Report: Volume 3, 1948

Additional title: Philippine Islands, Supplementary of Narrative.

Box 2 Folder 2

Corregidor Narrative, 1965, 1971

Box 2 Folder 3

History: Amphibious Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Volume I, undated

Box 3 Folder 1

History: Amphibious Training Command, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Volume II, undated

Box 3 Folder 2

Narrative of Naval Activities in Luzon Area, December 1, 1941 to March 19, 1942, 1942

Includes a memorandum containing Rockwell's officially submitted narrative, as well as the handwritten diary on which it was based.

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Series 3: DISPATCHES, 1943 Box 3

Series Description

Messages sent and received by Admiral Rockwell during the Battle of Attu and Retaking of Kiska during the Aleutian Island Campaign. The messages pertain largely to artillery operations at Attu and landing operations, including the absence of enemy resistance, at Kiska. Included with the dispatches are memoranda, handwritten notes, and action reports.

Series Arrangement

Arranged by campaign objective.

Box 3 Folder 3

Admiral Rockwell Personal File, 1943 May

Messages and battle plans regarding the Battle of Attu. Includes an unofficial report to Admiral Nimitz.

Box 3 Folder 4

Attu Dispatches, 1943 May

Messages pertaining to artillery operations prior to landing.

Box 3 Folder 5

Kiska Dispatches, 1943 August

Messages pertaining to landing operations at Kiska.

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Series 4: ORDER BOOKS, 1911-1939 Box 4

Series Description

Two Captain's Night Order Books and one volume entitled "Deck Divisions U.S.S. Perkins." The night order books, which are composed of entries detailing a ship's destination, course, speed, and place in formation, hail from Rockwell's command of U.S.S. Nevada on the eve of World War II and, presumably, his command of U.S.S. Winslow during World War I. The Deck Divisions volume hails from Rockwell's duties aboard U.S.S. Perkins as an Ensign.

Series Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Box 4 Folder 1

Deck Divisions U.S.S. Perkins, circa 1911

Includes notations regarding fire quarters, general quarters, abandon ship, ammunition, and torpedo functionality.

Box 4 Folder 2

Night Order Book, 1918 June-December

Box 4 Folder 3

Night Order Books, 1939 June-1940 May

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Series 5: JOURNALS, 1910-1966 Boxes 4-7

Series Description

Series Arrangement

Box 4 Folder 4

Private Notes, circa 1910

Journal from Rockwell's time aboard U.S.S. New Hampshire.

Box 4 Folder 5

Rough Log of Certain Happening on U.S.S. Perkins, 1911 January-July

Box 4 Folder 6

U.S.S. Mississippi Private Notes, 1911 October-1912 October

Box 4 Folder 7

Private Notes, 1912 October-1914 August

Journals from Rockwell's tours aboard U.S.S. Jarvis during the Mexican Revolution.

Box 5 Folder 1

Private Notes, 1916, 1917 April-1918 August

Journals from Rockwell's tours aboard U.S.S. Missouri during a Naval Academy Summer cruise, and Cushing and Winslow during World War I.

Box 5 Folder 2

Private Notes, 1918 September 1-1920 July 29

Journals from Rockwell's tours aboard U.S.S. Winslow, Thatcher, and Utah.

Box 5 Folder 3

Journals, 1923 July 9-1926 January 1

Journals from tours aboard U.S.S. Tennessee.

Box 5 Folder 4

Journals, 1926 January 1-June 9, 1929 June 8-1930 December 31

Journals from Rockwell's time aboard U.S.S. Tennessee, U.S.S. Robert Smith, and U.S.S. Dorsey.

Box 5 Folder 5

Journals, 1931 January 1-May 30, 1934 June 1-1936 May 15

Journals from Rockwell's tours aboard U.S.S. Dorsey, U.S.S. Mississippi, and U.S.S. Medusa.

Box 5 Folder 6

Journals, 1936 May 15-1940 April 1

Journal from the U.S.S. Nevada and a ledger of expenditures from shore duty.

Box 5 Folder 7

Journals, 1941 January 1-June 4

Journal from Rockwell's command of U.S.S. Nevada.

Box 6 Folder 1

Journals, 1941 October-1942 June

Rockwell's journal during the fall of the Philippines.

Box 6 Folder 2

Journals, 1947 July-1948 October

Journals from Rockwell's time assigned to the Board of Inspection and Survey.

Box 6 Folder 3

Journals, 1948 November-1949 August

Box 6 Folder 4

Journals, 1951 May-1953 December

Box 6 Folder 5

Journals, 1954 January-1956 June

Box 6 Folder 6

Journals, 1956 July-1958 November

Box 6 Folder 7

Journals, 1958 November-1961 January

Box 6 Folder 8

Journals, 1961-1962

Box 6 Folder 9

Journals, 1963-1964

Box 7 Folder 1

Journals, 1965-1966

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Series 6: PUBLICATIONS (GENERAL), 1919-1945 Box 7

Series Description

Publications, primarily naval in nature, kept by Rockwell. The publications pertain in part to the Aleutian Island campaign, that latter stages of the naval war in World War II, Navy recruiting during World War II, and the World War I service of U.S.S. Mount Vernon and U.S.S. St. Louis. Included in the series are compilations based on ships' war diaries, a training manual, a recruiting bulletin, a report, and a religious text.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Box 7 Folder 2

Aleutian Sense, 1943 July

U.S. Navy training guide for service in the Aleutian Islands.

Box 7 Folder 3

Men Make the Navy…the Navy Makes Men, 1942

U.S. Navy recruiting bulletin.

Box 7 Folder 4

The Sanctuary: A Book for Communicants, 1926

Box 7 Folder 5

U.S. Navy at War: Second Official Report by Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, 1945 March

Report covering combat operations from 1944 March 1 to 1945 March 1.

Box 7 Folder 6

War Log of the U.S.S. Mount Vernon, 1919

Alternate title: A History of the U.S.S. Mount Vernon

Box 7 Folder 7

War Log of the U.S.S. St. Louis, 1919

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Series 7: ARTIFACTS AND MEMORIBILIA, undated Box 7

Series Description

: Objects kept by Rockwell from throughout his career in the U.S. Navy, including an identification card from his time aboard U.S.S. Nevada, ribbons for three of his medals, a nameplate from his time as a Rear Admiral, and two sets of drafting dividers used for navigational plotting.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by item type.

Box 7 Folder 8

Military Decorations - Ribbons, undated

Includes ribbons for the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the World War I Victory Medal.

Box 7 Folder 9

Navigational Instruments, undated

Two metal dividers.

Box 7 Folder 10

Navigational Instruments, undated

Two metal dividers in a velvet lined case.

Box 7 Folder 11

Nameplate, undated

Box 7 Folder 12

Officer Pass - U.S.S. Nevada, undated

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Series 8: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1943-1946 Boxes 8-12

Series Description

Photographs and photograph albums, primarily of amphibious, naval, and ground operations related to the recapturing of Attu and Kiska Islands during the Aleutian Island Campaign during World War II. The series includes images of the American fleet in the Aleutians, landing operations, encampments, construction activity, American officer and enlisted men, and Japanese officers and enlisted men, as well as aerial shots and charts of Attu and Kiska. The series also includes images of former American prisoners of war and amphibious training facilities for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Series Arrangement

Organized into two subseries: Prints and Albums.

Subseries 8a: Prints, 1943-1946 Boxes 8-9

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 8 Folder 1
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Aerial Shots), 1943 May, undated

Box 9 [OS] Folder 1
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Aerial Shots), 1943 April-May

Box 8 Folder 2
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Charts), 1943 May

Box 8 Folder 3
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Ground Shots and Operations), undated

Box 8 Folder 4
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Naval Operations), 1943 May, undated

Box 9 [OS] Folder 2
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Attu (Naval Operations), 1943 May

Box 8 Folder 5
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Award Ceremonies, undated

Box 8 Folder 6
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Conferences and Strategy Sessions, 1943 May, undated

Box 8 Folder 7
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Aerial Shots), 1943 July-August

Box 9 [OS] Folder 3
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Aerial Shots), 1943 July-August

Box 8 Folder 8
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Ground Shots and Operations), 1943 August

Box 8 Folder 9
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Ground Shots Taken by Mitchell), 1943 August 23

Box 8 Folder 10
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Landing Operations), 1943 August

Box 8 Folder 11
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Kiska (Naval Operations), 1943 August

Box 8 Folder 12
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Medical Care, undated

Box 8 Folder 13
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Portraits and Snapshots (American Officers and Men), 1943 November, undated

Box 8 Folder 14
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Portraits and Snapshots (Japanese Officers and Men), undated

Box 8 Folder 15
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Unidentified Location (Aerial Shots), undated

Box 9 [OS] Folder 4
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Unidentified Location (Aerial Shots), undated

Box 8 Folder 16
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Unidentified Location (Ground Shots and Operations), undated

Box 8 Folder 0
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Unidentified Location (Naval Operations), undated

Box 9 [OS] Folder 5
Aleutian Islands Campaign - Unidentified Location (Naval Operations), undated

Box 9 [OS] Folder 6
Portraits and Snapshots - General, undated

Box 8 Folder 19
Portraits and Snapshots - POWs of Japan, 1946 June

Box 9 [OS] Folder 7
Unidentified Landing Operations, undated

Subseries 8b: Albums, 1943-1945 Boxes 10-12

Subseries Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 10 [OS]
Amphibs, 1944-1945

Includes photographs of American landing craft, U.S. Naval Amphibious Training Base Solomons Maryland, Fort Pierce, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, and amphibious landing exercises.

Box 11 [OS]
Capture of Attu, 1943 May

Photographs of naval and ground operations during the retaking of Attu.

Box 12 [OS]
Kiska, 1943 July-August

Includes photographs of American Naval officers, naval and landing operations, and ground operations during the recapture of Kiska.

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