1940s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL OF A YOUNG TORPEDO MAN'S EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND THE SERVICE DIARY OF ONE CHARMING, PERSONABLE 20 YEAR OLD MINGO WEST VIRGINIA SERVICEMAN AND FATHER OF THREE KIDS UNDER 4

By: EARL A. LOUK

Price: $4,455.99

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On offer is a sensational, original manuscript relic of American World War II Naval history, training and education being a 'Class B Torpedo School Naval Training Station Norfolk Virginia' book filled with handwritten notes, autobiography and addresses etc by the personable and charming Earl A. Louk who identified himself as "T/M 3/C Subic Bay Philippines" and he notes: "Aboard the fighting Gilmore (BS) I hope it sinks right now. Damn this new Executive Officer anyhow". Casual research suggests he was likely aboard the 'USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) was a Fulton-class submarine tender, originally named Neptune but renamed Howard W. Gilmore in honor of Commander Howard W. Gilmore, a Medal of Honor recipient.' The book is very extensive and has two [2] main sections: 150+ pages of well filled pages of notes, hand drawn diagrams, charts etc. relating to his torpedo training and education and then starting at page 155 'My Naval Career' to page 173 his retrospective autobiography of his service giving 17 pages of narrative. Later there are 7-8 pages of addresses. Earl was from the very small community of Mingo West Virginia and from ephemera included one learns in the 'Home Town Publicity Questionaire' states in 1944 he had three children under 4 and a wife Marie Leary, [in his autobiography he states that he and a friend went to enlist but were underage so he must have married very, very young]. There is also a class photo in a small mailing tube. Overall the archive is VG.

Title: 1940s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL OF A YOUNG TORPEDO MAN'S EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND THE SERVICE DIARY OF ONE CHARMING, PERSONABLE 20 YEAR OLD MINGO WEST VIRGINIA SERVICEMAN AND FATHER OF THREE KIDS UNDER 4

Author Name: EARL A. LOUK

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: NORFOLK VIRGINIA, 1940

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001886

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