1943 - 1945 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING ONE SAILOR'S SERVICE IN THE US NAVY ABOARD THE STORIED USS JACK MILLER

By: WILLIAM CLEMENT DUNN

Price: $3,255.99

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Book Condition: Good+


On offer is a super archive of original manuscripts, photographs and documents handwritten and compiled by William Clement Dunn who served in the United States Navy from September 21, 1943 to October 1945 aboard the renowned USS Jack Miller. The archive is comprised of a photo album, handwritten 'My Life in the Service' diary, a four [4] page detailed list of the travels of the Jack Miller, a hard cover notebook in which he took notes during his training, a super United States silk flag with 46 stars and a piece of a larger flag, which we believe had been the flag flown by the USS Jack Miller and lastly news releases during his tour of duty, caricatures done by a friend on military stationary and other assorted papers. The diary has his complete service record, lists of buddies and 160 pages of dated entries describing his experiences. The entries start July 28, 1943 and end October 29, 1945. He describes boot camp ("the beginning of the end of individualism") and a 16 week electronics course. He then went to Houston, Texas and was assigned to the then newly commissioned ship, the USS Jack Miller. In May of 1944 he went on a shake down cruise and wondered whether they would head east or go through "the ditch" (Panama Canal). They headed west and travelled extensively throughout the Pacific Theatre. The photo album includes three [3] large photos and over 100 shots of life on the ship, equipment he worked with, people he knew and places he docked. There are also photos of the signing of the armistice with the Japanese and photographs of the signature page signed by MacArthur and the Japanese. The pages of the album are chipped and flaking but the photos are in excellent shape. Someone has carefully transcribed the notes on the back of the photos on to post-its.

Title: 1943 - 1945 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING ONE SAILOR'S SERVICE IN THE US NAVY ABOARD THE STORIED USS JACK MILLER

Author Name: WILLIAM CLEMENT DUNN

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

Publisher: ABOARD THE USS JACK MILLER SOUTH PACIFIC, 1943

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001901

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