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Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection, 1945-1998 (bulk 1994-1996): Finding Aid

Published in July 2017

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 449
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection
  • Dates: 1945-1998
  • Bulk Dates: 1994-1996
  • Size: 1.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 records center carton)
  • Creator: Sutterley, Edward B.
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Edward B. Sutterley was a Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy. The Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection, comprising 1.5 linear feet of documentation, spans from 1945 to 1998, with a bulk of the material produced in 1994 and 1996. The collection focuses solely on the kamikaze attacks suffered by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ticonderoga on January 21, 1945 during operations against the islands of southern Japan in the final year of World War II.

Biography of Edward B. Sutterley

Edward B. Sutterley was a Chief Pharmacist's Mate in the United States Navy who served aboard U.S.S. Ticonderoga (Aircraft carrier: CV-14) during World War II until her decommissioning at Bremerton following Operation Magic Carpet.

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Description of Contents

The Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection, comprising 1.5 linear feet of documentation, spans from 1945 to 1998, with a bulk of the material produced in 1994 and 1996. The collection focuses solely on the kamikaze attacks suffered by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ticonderoga on January 21, 1945 during operations against the islands of southern Japan in the final year of World War II.

The collection includes reminiscences, correspondence, audio cassettes, and photocopies.

The Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection is arranged alphabetically by document or binder title in a single records series. The collection consists of Sutterley's edited collection of recollections of the kamikaze attacks on U.S.S. Ticonderoga entitled Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945, as well as the source material used by Sutterley in its creation. The source material, contained in binders entitled "Original Letters of Legacy," is composed primarily of correspondence and written recollections solicited by Sutterley from Ticonderoga's officers and enlisted crew members, as well as from their widows and surviving family members. These materials also include occasional copies of diaries, audio recordings, and other materials contemporary to the 1945 attacks on Ticonderoga. Also included in the collection is a photocopy of a 1945 cruise book entitled U.S.S. Ticonderoga War Log.

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Arrangement

The Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection is arranged alphabetically by document or binder title.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection is 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

Gift of Edward B. Sutterley in July 1996 and December 1999. Accession Nos. 96-55 and 99-117.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Images of the kamikaze attacks on U.S.S. Ticonderoga may be found in the Edward J. Steichen Photography Collection.

Materials Cataloged Separately

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

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Processing and Other Information

Where possible, the materials have been left in their original three-ring binders, with their original titles, as arranged by the collection creator.

Preferred Citation

Edward B. Sutterley U.S.S. Ticonderoga Kamikaze Attack Collection, MS 449

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in July 2017. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in July 2017.

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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

  • Kamikaze airplanes
  • Sutterley, Edward B.
  • Ticonderoga (Attack aircraft carrier : CVA-14)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American

Genre Terms

  • Audiocassettes
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
  • Manuscripts
  • Photocopies
  • Reminiscences
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1-2

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945, 1996

Box 2 Folder 1

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945 - Original Letters of Legacy (A-F), 1945, 1994

Box 2 Folder 2

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945 - Original Letters of Legacy (G-L), 1945, 1994

Box 2 Folder 3

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945 - Original Letters of Legacy (M-R), 1945, 1994-1998

Box 2 Folder 4

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945 - Original Letters of Legacy (S-Z), 1945, 1993-1998

Box 1 Folder 3

Kamikaze Attack: U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14) 21 January 1945 - Widow and Family Letters, 1944-1945, 1994

Includes copies of newspaper clippings, action reports, and crew members' diaries and journals.

Box 1 Folder 4

U.S.S. Ticonderoga War Log, 1945

Photocopy of Ticonderoga's 1945 cruise book, inscribed by the donor.

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