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United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 Records, 1936-2010: Finding Aid

Published in December 2015

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
  • Call number: MS 429
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 Records
  • Dates: 1936-2010
  • Size: 11.47 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 18 manuscript boxes,, 1 half-manuscript box, 3 flat boxes
  • Creator: United States Naval Academy. Class of 1940
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: The records of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 focus primarily on the biographies of individual class members, especially members' service in World War II and, to a lesser extent, the Korean War and the peacetime Navy.

History of the Class of 1940

In the summer of 1936, the 711 incoming plebes of the Class of 1940 were admitted to the United States Naval Academy, marking the entrance of the last Academy class to complete the full four-year course of instruction before classes were accelerated due to World War II. Studying under the leadership of Superintendents David F. Sellers and Wilson Brown, the Class of 1940 was witness to the completion of Melville Hall, Leahy Hall, and the Naval Academy Museum, as well as the new nave of the Naval Academy Chapel. Other notable events on the Yard during the Class of 1940's four years include the Naval Academy's first intercollegiate sailing race in 1936 and the penning of Chaplain William N. Thomas' "Prayer of a Midshipman." On June 6, 1940, 456 members of the Class of 1940 graduated and were commissioned in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Of the 456 midshipmen who graduated, 49 were ultimately lost to combat action in World War II.

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Description of Contents

The records of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1940, comprising 11.47 linear feet of documentation, span from the Class' admission to the Naval Academy in 1936 until 2010. The records focus primarily on the biographies of individual class members, especially members' service in World War II and, to a lesser extent, the Korean War and the peacetime Navy.

The collection is composed of typed reminiscences, correspondence, photographs, battle reports, orders, diaries, and ephemera.

The Records of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 are organized into two series by document type and topical coverage. Series 1: Biographical Files consists of individual biographical files for approximately twenty-five percent of the Class' graduate and non-graduate members. Consisting largely of typewritten reminiscences, the files also include, in some cases, personal paper materials. Series 2: General Files pertains largely to class reunions and other similar events, as well as class gifts and the administration of the Class of 1940 Archive project.

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The United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 Records are organized into the following two series:

  • Series 1: Biographical Files, 1936-2010
  • Series 2: General Files, 1937-2010
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Access and Use


Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 Records 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.

Other Finding Aid(s)

An electronic copy of Professor Robert Love's alphabetical index to Series 1: Biographical Files is available online at:

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gifts of the United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 in December 1990 and 2010.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

A website accompanying the records was published, and is maintained by the Naval Academy Alumni Association at

Additional material on members of the Class of 1940 may be found in each member's Alumni Jacket in Special Collections & Archives, Nimitz Library.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Preferred Citation

United States Naval Academy Class of 1940 Records, MS 429

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

Series 1: Biographical Files was processed by Professor Robert Love from 1986-1991. Series 2: General Files was processed by David D'Onofrio in December 2015. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in December 2015.

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Subject Headings

Name and Subject Terms

  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Naval operations, American
  • United States Naval Academy -- Alumni and alumnae -- Biography
  • United States Naval Academy. Class of 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American

Genre Terms

  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Memoirs
  • Orders (military records)
  • Photographs
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Contents List

Series 1: Biographical Files, 1936-2010 Boxes 1-17, 20[OS]-22[OS]

Series Description

Documentation pertaining to the Navy careers, Naval Academy experiences, and personal lives of individual members of the Class of 1940 (both graduate and non-graduate). The files were accumulated as part of the Class of 1940 Archive, originally administered by Naval Academy history professor Robert Love, and consist primarily of responses to assignments by Professor Love prompting class members for their career service histories, impressions of time as a midshipman, impressions on the peacetime Navy prior to December 7, 1941, impressions of/duty assignment at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, impressions of service in World War II by year, inventories of personal papers of historical significance, impressions of the Korean War, impressions of the Peacetime Navy from 1945-1970, and impressions of technology.

In addition to their responses to the Archive assignments, some members of the class contributed portions of their personal papers to their biographical files, including battle reports, diaries, personal correspondence, and military personnel files. Class members who contributed significant amounts of personal paper materials include Robert Harris, Raymond Hill, Raymond A. Hundevadt, Frederick Karch, Richard Laning, Arthur L. Maltby, Frederick Pennoyer, Ernest Peterson, John Refo, Paul S. Treitel, Warren Walker, Robert Weatherup, and Tom Henderson Wells.

Also included in the series are summaries of each class member's contributions and a subject index, both prepared by Professor Robert Love. An electronic copy of Love's alphabetical index is available online at

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name.

Box 1 Folder 1-2

Appleton, Daniel, 1989-1991

Fleet damage control and battle training. Includes copy of "Warship Self-Training For Battle: Design for a Shipboard Battle Training System.

Box 1 Folder 3

Baldwin, Maurice L., 1988

Box 1 Folder 4

Barron, John Powers, undated

Box 1 Folder 5

Barton, Wilbur G., undated

Box 1 Folder 6-8

Benjes, Anthony C., 1963, undated

FIGHTRON (N) 77 (VF 77).

Box 1 Folder 9-10

Berndtson, Arthur, 1986, undated

Box 1 Folder 11

Blair, Clarence F., 1944

Box 1 Folder 12-14

Boettcher, Robert R., undated

Box 1 Folder 15-16

Bogardus, Robert A., 1945, 1986

U.S.S. Pensacola (Heavy cruiser: CA-24) in the Battle of Okinawa.

Box 1 Folder 17-24

Braybrook, William M., 1941-1989, undated

Maps of Korea, U.S.S. Tuscaloosa (Heavy cruiser: CA-37), invasion of Normandy, convoy PQ 17, midshipman experiences.

Box 1 Folder 25-28

Brody, John, 1986-1989

Defense of American Samoa.

Box 1 Folder 29

Brooks, Roman, 1952-1968

Naval construction.

Box 1 Folder 30

Brown, Richard, undated

Box 1 Folder 31

Bruce, Donald E., 1986

Box 1 Folder 32

Brundidge, Billy D., 1943

Box 2 Folder 1

Buchanan, Gaylord, undated

Box 2 Folder 2

Budny, Conrad, 1991-1992, undated

Box 2 Folder 3-7

Bulfinch, Kent R., 1986-1987, undated

Box 2 Folder 8

Burke, Julian T., undated

Regulus missile system.

Box 2 Folder 9

Bush, William, 1989

Box 2 Folder 10

Caldwell, David C., undated

Box 2 Folder 11-12

Campo, Abraham, 1988-1989, undated

Modernization of the Philippine Naval Supply Center.

Box 2 Folder 13-15

Cannon, James B., 1949-1988

Military Air Transport Service Command.

Box 2 Folder 16-25

Carlson, Conrad, 1989, undated

Naval Tactical Data System, U.S.S. Enterprise (Aircraft carrier: CV-6), U.S.S. McDougal (Destroyer: DD-358), U.S.S. Foote (Destroyer: DD-511), First Battle of Savo Island, Military Assistance Advisory Group, U.S.S. Douglas H. Fox (Destroyer: DD-779), and the Battle of Okinawa.

Box 2 Folder 26-30

Carpenter, William, 1986-2003, undated

U.S.S. San Juan (Light cruiser: CL-54), Battle of Savo Island, and the "Strategic Importance of the Greater Pacific Basin."

Box 2 Folder 31-32

Caspari, William J., 1986, undated

Box 2 Folder 33

Chabot, Leon E., 1942, undated

Box 2 Folder 34

Chandler, Barron W., undated

Box 2 Folder 35-36

Chase, John D., 1971-1979, undated

Military Sealift Command requirements, build and charter procurement, and West Loch Naval Ammunition Facility.

Box 2 Folder 37

Clagett, John D., 1986

Box 2 Folder 38

Clements, Robert, undated

Box 2 Folder 39-40

Collins, Talbott F., 1987, undated

Corps Artillery on Leyte and Tarawa operations.

Box 2 Folder 41-44

Croft, William C., 1986

U.S.S. California (Battleship: BB-44) at Pearl Harbor.

Box 3 Folder 1

Davenport, Irving (Dave), undated

U.S.S. Oklahoma (Battleship: BB-37) at Pearl Harbor.

Box 3 Folder 2

Davison, Henry, 1991

Box 3 Folder 3

DeGarmo, Edward, 1945-1986

VT 82 operations at Okinawa.

Box 3 Folder 4-5

Desmond, Ralph Paul, undated

U.S.S. Ranger (Aircraft carrier: CV-4).

Box 3 Folder 6

Dickes, Richard, 1988

Box 3 Folder 7

Dobie, Ernest W., 1986

Box 3 Folder 8-10

Dupzyk, Robert R., undated

U.S.S. West Virginia (Battleship: BB-48).

Box 3 Folder 11

Durant, Dolive, 1980

Bombing Squadron 111.

Box 3 Folder 12

Eckert, Philip, undated

Box 3 Folder 13-20

Edelstein, Same E., 1936-1986, undated

Mediterranean operations, Salerno landings, Dominican Republic crisis of 1965, Atlantic Fleet Support Force, Surface Squadron Three during the Korean War, and the Eleventh Amphibious Force.

Box 3 Folder 21

Elkins, James S., undated

Box 3 Folder 22-23

Eliot, George Thomas, undated

Box 3 Folder 24-27

Esch, Arthur G., 1986-1987

Operations in the Marshalls, Marianas, and Philippines, and the Battle of Rennell Island.

Box 3 Folder 28

Fly, William, 1986

Box 3 Folder 29-38

Frana, Benjamin, 1989

U.S.S. Baldwin (Destroyer: DD-624), duty as Inspector of Naval Material, U.S.S. Tennessee (Battleship: BB-43), U.S.S. Helena (Heavy cruiser: CA-75) during the Korean War, and duty as Assistant Branch Head for Cruisers.

Box 3 Folder 39

Frankenberger, Norbert, 1970

Box 3 Folder 40-45

Gex, Virgil, 1945-1991, undated

Depth charge attacks, U.S.S. Neunzer (Destroyer escort: DE-150) engagement with U-546, and patrols by U.S.S. Chew (Destroyer: DD-106) off Pearl Harbor.

Box 3 Folder 46-57

Glennon, Phillip, 1986-1988, undated

Loon and Regulus missile programs, submarine evolution, U.S.S. Flasher (Submarine: SS-249), U.S.S. Greenling (Submarine: SS-213), U.S.S. Cincinnati (Light cruiser: CL-6), submarine school, and torpedo performance.

Box 3 Folder 56

Graham, Henry F., 1988

Box 3 Folder 57

Gray, Louis Patrick, undated

Box 4 Folder 1-6

Gray, Oscar, undated

U.S.S. Mississippi (Battleship: BB-41) prior to Pearl Harbor and destroyer duty.

Box 4 Folder 7-12

Greenbacker, John E., 1987, undated

U.S.S. Stewart (Destroyer escort: DE-238), U.S.S. Lexington (Aircraft carrier: CV-2), U.S.S. Yorktown (Aircraft carrier: CV-5) and the Battle of Midway, and postwar destroyer experiences and problems.

Box 4 Folder 13-30

Hanley, Michael J., 1945-1989, undated

The Liberty Incident, VA 65 and AD Squadron after World War II, U.S.S. Dashiell (Destroyer: DD-659) and the Battle of Okinawa, Blimp ZP 21 and anti-submarine warfare, U.S.S. Forrestal in the Mediterranean, submarine duty, Operation Mariner/Operation Miracle, Admiral Cat Brown, the Revolt of the Admirals, and Attack Carrier Air Group Command after the Korean War.

Box 4 Folder 31-35

Harris, Robert, 1940-1986

U.S.S. Washington (Battleship: BB-56) in 1942-1943, and postgraduate studies. Includes Harris' Personal File.

Box 5 Folder 1-2

Harris, Robert, 1940-1969

Robert Harris' orders.

Box 5 Folder 3

Hayes, Edward F., undated

Box 5 Folder 4

Healey, Vincent, 1972, undated

Box 5 Folder 5-6

Hechler, Theodore, 1980-1987

Box 5 Folder 7-8

Hemley, Eugene A., 1936-1937, undated

U.S.S. Seadragon (Submarine: SS-194) and convoy duty. Includes copies of Hemley's correspondence home as a midshipman.

Box 5 Folder 9

Henry, John W., 1973-1986

Box 5 Folder 10

Hertel, Frank, undated

Box 5 Folder 11-17

Hill, Raymond, 1986-1988

Atomic Bomb Weaponeer training, Battle of Okinawa, and flight training.

Box 6 Folder 1-5

Hill, Raymond, 1942-1968

Hill's military personnel jacket. Also ground school notes on foreign military aircraft and naval vessels.

Box 6 Folder 6-8

Hiller, Alexander J., 1988, undated

U.S.S. Concord (Light cruiser: CL-10).

Box 6 Folder 9-10

Hinman, Jack J., 1987, undated

Command of VP-2.

Box 6 Folder 11-16

Hundevadt, Raymond A., 1974-1988

Includes excerpts from Hundevadt's memoir "Spindrift - Recollections of a Naval Career." Includes copy of "Space Shuttle Booster Retrieval System Study."

Box 7 Folder 1-4

Hundevadt, Raymond A., 1942-1965

Hundevadt's military personnel jacket.

Box 7 Folder 5-7

Hunker, Albert, 1946-1988

Box 7 Folder 8

Jackson, Harry A., 1986

Evolution of the submarine.

Box 7 Folder 9

Jackson, John J., undated

Box 7 Folder 10-12

Kalen, Robert, 1986, undated

U.S.S. Chester (Heavy cruiser: CA-27), Battle of the Coral Sea, and the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Box 7 Folder 13-14

Karch, Frederick, 1987, undated

Box 8 Folder 1-4

Karch, Frederick, 1944-1991

Includes the 4th Marine Division Artillery action report for Saipan and Tinian, Karch's personal correspondence during his tour in Vietnam as Commanding General of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and a copy of Karch's Marine Corps Oral History.

Box 8 Folder 5-6

Karl, Richard Louis, 1963-1986, undated

Box 8 Folder 7

Keating, William, undated

Box 8 Folder 8-12

King, David Lloyd George, undated

U.S.S. Thomason (Destroyer escort: DE-203) and U.S.S. Henry W. Tucker (Destroyer escort: DE-377) during the Korean War, U.S.S. Helena (Heavy cruiser: CA-75), and U.S.S. Houston (Light cruiser: CL-81).

Box 8 Folder 13-16

Kittredge, George W., 1986-1987

U.S.S. Chicago (Heavy cruiser: CA-29), Battle of the Coral Sea, and submarines built by Kittredge Industries. Includes photographs.

Box 8 Folder 17

Kronmiller, George H., undated

Box 8 Folder 18-22

Lacouture, John E., 1954-1989

U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3), Guadalcanal landings, Battle of Savo Island, U.S.S. Blue (Destroyer: DD-387) and her sinking, and post-war carrier aviation policy.

Box 8 Folder 23-26

Lamiman, Eugene, 1959-1991, undated

Box 9 Folder 1-3

Lanier, William D., 1986, undated

U.S.S. PC-450 (Submarine chaser) protecting the Queen Mary, U.S.S. Beatty (Destroyer: DD-640), and Operation Torch.

Box 9 Folder 4-6

Laning, Richard, 1983-1988, undated

Includes Laning's personal correspondence on topics such as the free enterprise system, research and development in aircraft engineering, and Laning's writings for Proceedings.

Box 9 Folder 7-9

Lee, Norman, 1986, undated

U.S.S. Half Moon (Seaplane tender: AVP-26) and U.S.S. SC-979 (Submarine chaser).

Box 9 Folder 10

Libbey, Lester B., 1986

Box 9 Folder 11

Libbey, Miles A., undated

Box 9 Folder 12-16

Little, Ashley J., 1986-1988, undated

Box 9 Folder 17-18

Longino, James C., 1986-1988, undated

Box 9 Folder 19

Lusk, Virgil W., undated

Box 9 Folder 20

Lyman, Andrew, 1986

Box 9 Folder 21-24

MacGregor, Stephen H., 1986-1989, undated

Box 9 Folder 25-27

MacMurray, James W., 1986-1988

U.S.S. San Diego (Light cruiser: CL-53). Includes photographs.

Box 9 Folder 28

Malloy, Edwin, undated

Box 9 Folder 29-32

Maltby, Arthur L., 1945, undated

Carrier Bombing Squadron 85 and U.S.S. Minneapolis (Heavy cruiser: CA-36). Includes a combined diary and photograph album of Maltby's service with Bombing Squadron 85 over Japan in 1945.

Box 10 Folder 1-3

Maltby, Arthur L., 1941-1945

Service aboard U.S.S. Minneapolis (Heavy cruiser: CA-36) and Carrier Air Group 19 during the Korean War. Includes Maltby's diary/logbook of his war experiences from 1941 to 1942.

Box 10 Folder 4-5

Mann, Richard, 1988, undated

Bombing Squadron 85, and prisoner of war experiences of Mann and Oliver Rasmussen.

Box 10 Folder 6-8

Marks, David, 1945-2008, undated

Composite Squadron Thirty Five (VC-35) in the Korean War, U.S.S. Maryland (Battleship: BB-46), aerial operations in the South Pacific, and duties with Commander Carrier Division Four.

Box 10 Folder 9-11

Mason, Ed, 1987-1990, undated

Includes copies of radio broadcast scripts by Mason for WCBE, Columbus, Ohio.

Box 10 Folder 12

Mathews, William H., 1943

Box 10 Folder 13

Mauer, William J., undated

Box 10 Folder 14

McElligott, Richard H., undated

Box 10 Folder 15-18

McFarland, Farrell B., 1987, undated

Military Liaison to the Atomic Energy Committee, U.S.S. San Juan (Light cruiser: CL-54), and U.S.S. De Haven (Destroyer: DD-727) during the Korean War.

Box 10 Folder 19

McGillicuddy, Terry T., undated

Box 10 Folder 20

McIntosh, Robert, undated

Box 10 Folder 21-22

McKinney, William, 1986-1989

Box 10 Folder 23

McMullen, John J., undated

Box 10 Folder 24-27

Meyer, William R., 1986, undated

U.S.S. San Francisco (Heavy cruiser: CA-38).

Box 10 Folder 28

Michaelis, Frederick, undated

Box 10 Folder 29-30

Montgomery, John W. M., undated

Box 10 Folder 31-33

Moon, Russell F., 1980-1988

Box 10 Folder 34

Morton, William, undated

Box 10 Folder 35-36

Nesbitt, Richard J., 1986, undated

U.S.S. Nevada (Battleship: BB-36).

Box 10 Folder 37

Newbould, Edmond J., 1986

Box 10 Folder 38

Nicholson, Archibald, 1986

Box 10 Folder 39

Obrist, Charles, undated

Box 10 Folder 40-44

O'Neill, Rue, 1950-1988

Destroyer duty during the Korean War and landings at Inchon and Wonsan. Includes excerpts from O'Neill's Korean War diary.

Box 10 Folder 45

Parker, Richard W., 1988

Box 11 Folder 1-5

Pennoyer, Frederick, 1944-1987, undated

U.S.S. McGinty (Destroyer escort: DE-365) and U.S.S. Uhlmann (Destroyer: DD-687) in the Korean War, the siege of Wonsan, and Aeronautical Engineering Duty officers who attained flag rank. Includes Pennoyer's military personnel jacket. Includes photographs of kamikaze attacks on U.S.S. Bunker Hill (Aircraft carrier: CV-17), U.S.S. Enterprise (Aircraft carrier: CV-6), U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-14), and U.S.S. Yorktown (Aircraft carrier: CV-10).

Box 22[OS] Folder 1

Pennoyer, Frederick, 1944-1945

Photographs of kamikaze attacks on U.S.S. Lexington (Aircraft carrier: CV-16) and U.S.S. Enterprise (Aircraft carrier: CV-6), and a Japanese cruiser being destroyed by dive bombers.

Box 11 Folder 6-14

Peterson, Ernest R., 1939-2010

U.S.S. Charrette (Destroyer: DD-581), post-war destroyer duty, collision of U.S.S. Preston (Destroyer: DD-795) with S.S. Ballyedward Includes copies of Peterson's diaries from his First-Class Cruise and his service aboard U.S.S. Philadelphia (Light cruiser: CL-41) in 1941. Includes photographs, reports, and Peterson's diary of the capture of the hospital ship Tachibana Maru. Includes Peterson's naval correspondence from 1940 to 1959.

Box 12 Folder 1-2

Peterson, Ernest R., 1940-1959

Includes Peterson's orders from 1940 to 1959 and a 1955 cruise book for U.S.S. Preston (Destroyer: DD-795).

Box 12 Folder 3

Plummer, John E., 1988

Box 12 Folder 4

Preston, John M., undated

Box 12 Folder 5-6

Ramsey, Lyle B., undated

Box 12 Folder 7-10

Refo, John, 1959-1963

Polaris missile tests aboard U.S.S. Observation Island (Miscellaneous auxiliary ship: T-AGM-23), AJ-2 Savage launches, and the crash of an AJ-1 Savage on takeoff from U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Aircraft carrier: CV-42) in 1951. Includes Composite Squadron 6 Carrier Operating Information. Includes photographs.

Box 12 Folder 11

Roberts, Everett E., 1986

Box 12 Folder 12-16

Rodgers, Edward A., 1960-2008, undated

Box 12 Folder 17

Rogers, Edgar N., 1989

Box 12 Folder 18-21

Saunders, Louis, 1941-1987

Post-war construction battalion duty, and U.S.S. New Orleans. Includes a copy of Saunders' diary from service aboard U.S.S. New Orleans (Heavy cruiser: CA-32) in 1941 and 1942.

Box 12 Folder 22

Schew, Donald S., 1986

Box 13 Folder 1-3

Schneider, Raymond J., 1972-1985

Includes eulogies and a homily from Schneider's funeral.

Box 13 Folder 4-6

Schoen, Warren, 1986-1988

U.S.S. New Mexico (Battleship: BB-40) and U.S.S. Iowa (Battleship: BB-61).

Box 13 Folder 7-8

Seim, Harvey B., 1967-1986

Box 13 Folder 9

Sellers, Coleman, undated

Box 13 Folder 10-14

Sellers, Herschel V., 1988-1989, undated

U.S.S. Hughes (Destroyer: DD-410) and U.S.S. New Mexico (Battleship: BB-40).

Box 13 Folder 15

Sheker, Eugene, undated

Box 13 Folder 16-18

Sherwin, Sidney A., 1986, undated

Box 13 Folder 19

Sims, John H., undated

Box 13 Folder 20-22

Sledge, Edward, 1946-1986, undated

U.S.S. Idaho (Battleship: BB-42). Includes Sledge's California Institute of Technology thesis, "Studies on the Performance of a Rocket Propelled Orbiting Missile."

Box 13 Folder 23-24

Smallwood, Roy C., undated

Box 13 Folder 25

Smalzel, Charles W., 1986

Box 13 Folder 26-27

Smith, Charles Donovan, undated

Box 13 Folder 28-29

Smith, Harvey J., 1941-1986, undated

U.S.S. Tennessee (Battleship: BB-43) and sinking of U.S.S. West Virginia (Battleship: BB-48).

Box 13 Folder 30-33

Smith, Roger F., 1986-1987

U.S.S. Minneapolis (Heavy cruiser: CA-36), U.S.S. Saury (Submarine: SS-189), and post-war destroyer duty.

Box 13 Folder 34-36

Sweptson, Lee S., 1986-1988, undated

U.S.S. Indianapolis (Heavy cruiser: CA-35) in 1941 and 1942.

Box 13 Folder 37-40

Treitel, Paul S., 1940-1986, undated

Includes Treitel's Marine Corps orders from 1950-1959, commendations, and other military personnel jacket material.

Box 14 Folder 1

Treitel, Paul S., 1936-1956

Treitel's orders and personal file.

Box 14 Folder 2-4

Varland, Mark, 1988, undated

Sinking of U-182 by U.S.S. MacKenzie (Destroyer: DD-614).

Box 14 Folder 5-6

Varnum, Arthur M., 1986

Box 14 Folder 7

Vaughn, Henry Lee, undated

Box 14 Folder 8-9

Vellis, Demetrius J., undated

Box 14 Folder 10-12

Vogel, Harvey O., 1988-1989, undated

Box 14 Folder 13-19

Wagenhals, Stanley E., 1986-1989

U.S.S. Timmerman (Destroyer: DD-828), U.S.S. Vogelgesang (Destroyer: DD-862), Squadron 40T, and U.S.S. San Juan (Light cruiser: CL-54).

Box 14 Folder 20-24

Walker, Warren, 1941-1990

U.S.S. California (Battleship: BB-44) before and during the attack on Pearl Harbor and U.S.S. Massachusetts (Battleship: BB-59). Includes a U.S.S. Massachusetts cruise book spanning 1942-1945.

Box 15 Folder 1-12

Weatherup, Robert, 1968-1986

The shooting down of Shoichi Sugita, VF-46, U.S.S. Saratoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-3), U.S.S. Duncan (Destroyer: DD-485), evolution of submarine and anti-submarine warfare, Korean War experiences on the staff of Commander Naval Forces Far East

Box 16 Folder 1

Weber, Joseph, 1961-1990, undated

U.S.S. Lexington (Aircraft carrier: CV-2) and gravitational radiation antennas.

Box 16 Folder 2-7

Wells, Thomas H., 1941-1986

Includes copies of Wells' personal correspondence from U.S.S. Astoria (Heavy cruiser: CA-34) and U.S.S. Hornet (Aircraft carrier: CV-8), and his command of U.S.S. Theodore E. Chandler (Destroyer: DD-717) during the Korean War. Includes Wells' logbook/scrapbook of the 1946 diplomatic cruise of U.S.S. Wisconsin (Battleship: BB-64) to South America. Includes extracts of letters written by Wells from 1943-1952 and 1953-1960.

Box 16 Folder 8

West, Gordon H., undated

West's memoir of his Marine Corps service ending in 1967.

Box 16 Folder 9

Westhoff, William E., 1988

Box 16 Folder 10

White, Harry C., 1988

Includes photographs.

Box 16 Folder 11-15

White, Robert H., 1963-1990

Includes White's Naval War College thesis, "Command and Control - From Spears to Missiles." Includes a memoir of White's U.S. Navy career.

Box 17 Folder 1

Winters, Leigh, undated

Box 17 Folder 2-3

Wolfe, David C., undated

Box 17 Folder 4

Wooding, Robert R., undated

Box 17 Folder 5

Woodsell, W., 1986

Possibly from Arthur G. Woodside.

Box 17 Folder 6-8

Woodside, Arthur G., undated

Box 17 Folder 9-11

Worley, Jesse, 1959-1987, undated

Polaris missile program.

Box 17 Folder 12

Unidentified, undated

Unidentified photograph.

Box 17 Folder 13

Abstracts A-M, undated

Box 17 Folder 14

Abstracts M-W, undated

Box 20[OS] Folder 1

Index and Summaries, undated

Box 21[OS] Folder 1

Index and Summaries, undated

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Series 2: General Files, 1937-2010 Boxes 18-19, 22[OS]

Series Description

Documentation of the administration and reunion activities of the Class of 1940. In part, the records pertain to subjects such as the class' five-year reunion, class lunches, class gifts, fund raising, and the administration of the Class of 1940 Archive project. Included in the series are photographs, correspondence, rosters, class histories, ephemera, and a plaque.

In addition to materials pertaining to the class' alumni materials are documents and ephemera from the Class of 1940's time at the Naval Academy as midshipmen, notably the 1937 summer practice cruise.

Included in the series is the Class of 1940 Archive dedication plaque.

Series Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by document type and topic.

Box 18 Folder 1

1937 Summer Cruise - Ephemera, 1937, undated

Decals and other ephemera from various hotels.

Box 18 Folder 2

1937 Summer Cruise - Reminiscences, 2008

Reminiscences by Bruce A. Rohn, Gene Hemley, Allen Bergner, and Edward A. Rodgers. The cruise to England and Germany included a reception with Adolf Hitler, as described by Rohn.

Box 18 Folder 3

Alumni Weekend Information Packet, 1953

Box 22[OS] Folder 2

Certificate - International Star Registry, 1985, 2005

Box 18 Folder 4

Class Histories, 1988-1990

Histories by R. A. Hundevadt, Bill Lanier, and Cary Hall.

Box 18 Folder 5

Class Rosters, 1985-1987, undated

Box 18 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1979-1983

Incorporation, Class of 1940 Memorial Fountain, and class scholarship fund.

Box 18 Folder 7

Correspondence, 1987

Progress of the Class of 1940 Archive project and efforts to secure Naval Institute involvement.

Box 18 Folder 8

Correspondence, 1988-1989

Attempts to publish an article on Pearl Harbor.

Box 18 Folder 9

Correspondence, 1990-1991

Progress of the Class of 1940 Archive project and efforts to have George H. W. Bush attend the class reunion.

Box 18 Folder 10

Correspondence, 1993-1994

Tax-exempt status, naming of chairs in Alumni Hall, and the Widow or Widower's Survival Assistance Program.

Box 18 Folder 11

Correspondence, 1995-1997

Progress of the Class of 1940 Archive project, class elections, and Hawaii reunion planning.

Box 18 Folder 12

Ephemera - General, 1937-1940, undated

Event tickets, meal menus, and Naval Academy Christmas cards.

Box 18 Folder 13

Event Programs, 1938, 1982

Class of 1940 Memorial Fountain dedication, donation of gifts to the Naval Academy in 1938, and 1938 production of H.M.S. Pinafore.

Box 22[OS] Folder 3

Plaque - USNA Class of 1940 Archives, 1990

Box 18 Folder 14

Photographs - '39-'49 Dinner-Dance, undated

Box 18 Folder 15

Photographs - 35th Reunion, 1975

Box 18 Folder 16

Photographs - 40th Reunion, 1980

Box 18 Folder 17-18

Photographs - 45th Reunion, 1985

Box 18 Folder 19

Photographs - 50th Reunion, 1990

Box 18 Folder 20

Photographs - 55th Reunion, 1995

Box 18 Folder 21

Photographs - 58th Reunion, 1998

Box 18 Folder 22

Photographs - 60th Reunion, 2000

Box 18 Folder 23

Photographs - 65th Reunion, 2005 September

Box 18 Folder 24

Photographs - Army-Navy Country Club Events, 1991-2004, undated

Box 18 Folder 25

Photographs - Award Presentations, 1988-1995

Box 18 Folder 26

Photographs - Bag Brunch, 2004 April 25

Box 18 Folder 27

Photographs - Bag Brunch, 2005 January 30

Box 18 Folder 28

Photographs - Bag Brunch, 2005 August 28

Box 18 Folder 29

Photographs - Bay Cruise, 1995

Box 18 Folder 30

Photographs - Class Lunch, 2004 December 10

Box 18 Folder 31

Photographs - Class Lunch, 2005 January 14

Box 18 Folder 32

Photographs - Class Lunch, 2005 February 17

Box 18 Folder 33

Photographs - Class Picnic, 2004 September 5

Box 18 Folder 34

Photographs - Funerals,

Box 18 Folder 35

Photographs - John Bowell 80th Birthday, 1996 February 24

Box 18 Folder 36

Photographs - June Week, 1940, 2005

Box 18 Folder 37

Photographs - Memorial Fountain Plaque, undated

Box 18 Folder 38

Photographs - Portraits (1937 Summer Cruise), 1937

Box 18 Folder 39

Photographs - Portraits (Miscellaneous), 2005, undated

Box 18 Folder 40

Photographs - San Diego Reunion, 1987

Box 18 Folder 41

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 1988-1992

Box 18 Folder 42

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 1994-1995

Box 18 Folder 43

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 1996

Box 18 Folder 44

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 1997

Box 19 Folder 1

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 1998

Box 19 Folder 2

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 2001

Box 19 Folder 3

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 2004

Box 19 Folder 4

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, 2005

Box 19 Folder 5-6

Photographs - Unidentified and Miscellaneous Events, undated

Box 19 Folder 7

Reunion Book, 2010

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