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World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

John Hortt Adams personal history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328939]
Identifier: MSS SC 2986
Scope and Contents Narrative and photographic images concerning his childhood in Kanab, Utah; attendance at Brigham Young University; living in Hollywood, California; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; marriage; travels; church service, including a Latter-day Saint mission to Seattle, Washington, 1989-1990; owning and running Grandview Miniature Golf Course in Provo, Utah; and working as accountant at BYU Financial Services. Also contains significant information about his family, including an...
Dates: 1997

LeGrand Meyer Bernards personal history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328947]
Identifier: MSS SC 2987
Scope and Contents

Shares memories of his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah; Latter-day Saint mission in Hawaii, 1941-1944; marriage; service in the U.S. Navy during World War II; and work at Brigham Young University Print Services, 1968-1983. The history was recorded by the author's daughter, Lani Bernards Braithwaite.

Dates: 1996-1997

Glen Gottfredson military service papers, circa 1941-1945

 Series — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233249470], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 7941 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains a record of Glen Gottfredson's military service aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix during World War II. Assembled materials include photocopies of ledgers, Gottfredson's award records, and a sketch about the role of the U.S.S. Phoenix in the war. Includes maps of the areas the ship traveled, especially New Guinea. Dated circa 1941-1945.

Dates: circa 1941-1945

Golden Lang diary and letters, 1932-1944

 Series — Carton 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197239125146], Folder: 4-7
Identifier: MSS 9280 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains Golden Lang's journal entries from World War II, with reports of deaths of his comrades and the sorrows of war. There are also letters to his family at home and photographs of Golden and from the war. Dated approximately 1932 to 1944, when Lang died in an aircraft crash. Most of the content is set in Europe, but there are mentions of his training in California and elsewhere throughout the United States.

Dates: 1932-1944

Ray Hanchett history and diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197239127134]
Identifier: MSS 9351
Scope and Contents

Contains Ray Hanchett's life history and mission journal, dated 1918 to 1991. The life history discusses Ray's family, college years, mission, Navy service, marriage, and service in church callings, including bishop, temple worker, and patriarch for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes photographs, ticket stubs, postcards, copies of a yearbook, and other documents. The mission journal details Ray's service in the North Central States Mission from 1938 to 1940.

Dates: 1918-1991

Oral history interview of Howard Riley

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2993
Scope and Contents

Typescipt of an interview taken from the included audiocassettes. The interview was conducted by David Jones on 14 August 1985 for Dr. Ray Hillam's Political Science 379R course at Brigham Young University. Roley talks about joining the U.S. Navy out of high school and describes his experiences while on ships off the coasts of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Dates: 1985

Roland Nesbit Smoot papers, approximately 1940-1949

 Series — Box 2: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197225537544], Folder: 5
Identifier: MSS 3315 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains the letters and narrative accounts of Roland Nesbit Smoot describing his military experiences as an member of the United States Navy during World War II. He mostly participated in the Pacific Asian theatre of the war, mainly in Japan, during World War II. Dated approximately 1940s.

Dates: approximately 1940-1949

J. Grant Snow papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9610
Scope and Contents The papers of J. Grant Snow, who served in the United States Navy during World War II and was lost at sea on the Torsk, a United States submarine. Materials include letters sent from Snow during his time in college, basic military training, and military service, photographs of Snow and his family and acquaintances from his youth, high school, college, and military experiences, and personal papers of Snow, including school work, report cards, scouting papers, religious certificates, military...
Dates: 1924-2016

William Graydon Watrous family papers

Identifier: MSS 9381
Scope and Contents

Contains letters sent by WWII naval officer William Graydon Watrous to his family, while serving in the war in India and other locations. Also includes a photocopy of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings kept by his mother, Adeline Ruland Watrous, during the war. Also includes military documention and research collected by his son, Steven B. Watrous, and by William Graydon Watrous on William's service. Materials dated 1940 to 2007.

Dates: 1940-2007