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    • Synopsis of oral history interview with Joseph S. Kulmacz

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; United...
    • Synopsis of oral history interview conducted by Eileen Hurst on November 22, 2004. Prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy in early 1943, Joseph S. Kulmacz was employed at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on...
    • Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon and training completion certificates

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates;
    • Certificates for the Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon, Domain of Neptunus Rex, and a Certificate For Satisfactory Service for completion of training. In addition to these certificates, there is a notice for a Departure Mass and a Prayer For Those...
    • Emergency translated text given to American soldiers

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area; United States. Navy;
    • This sheet of translated text was carried by American soldiers during World War II in the event of an emergency. The message was translated into French, Annamese, Thai, Lao, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
    • Enjoying a "Beer Party" on deck

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Shipmates Jack Hatcher (left), Anthony Longo (center), and Joseph S. Kulmacz (right) enjoy a beer and a laugh on the deck of their Naval ship.
    • Operational training at Banana River, Florida.

    • World War, 1939-1945; United States. Navy -- Aviation; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Taken during operational training at Banana River, Florida, the Martin PBM-5 Mariner is seen in the background. Left to right in the rear are Julius Tlustohowich, Ensign Barber, Ensign Wright, Ensign Gilbert and Erving Eisenberg. Left to right in...
    • "Diamond" coming aboard the U.S.S. Norton Sound

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • The inscription on the upper left of this photograph reads, "Diamond coming aboard the Norton Sound in early 1946". The U.S.S. Norton Sound was a seaplane carrier named after the Norton Sound in Alaska.
    • Oral history interview with Joseph S. Kulmacz recorded 2004 Nov. 22

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American; Veterans -- Connecticut -- Interviews; United States. Navy; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • Interview conducted by Eileen Hurst. Kulmacz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in early 1943. Before enlisting in the Navy he worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT where he became familiar with working on aircraft. Due to his work experience...
    • Formal group portrait taken in Newport, RI.

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy. Seabees; Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Seaplane);
    • A formal portrait taken during boot camp in Newport, Rhode Island, March, 1943. Left to right rear: George Juvell, Joseph Kulmacz; Middle: Jess Humple, unknown, Harold Hogland; Front: Samuel Hussock.
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz and Crew #1 in the Philippines

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Group photograph of Crew #1 taken in the Philippines while Joseph S. Kulmacz was stationed there. Rear (left to right) William McBee, Francis Mitchell, Thomas Ray, Anthony Longo and Joseph Kulmacz. Front (left to right) Chief John Martin, Ensign...
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz's flight log

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Flight log with all the recorded missions flown by Joseph S. Kulmacz between 1944-1945. On page 12 of this document Kulmacz notes, "Saw shelling of Corrigidore".
    • "Over-Here" Newsletter

    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines; United States. Navy; United States. Navy -- Machinist's mates; United States. Navy -- Military Life;
    • Joseph S. Kulmacz wrote a personal note to his sister on this copy of the "Over-Here" newslettterand signed it "Your brother, Joe". The newsletter is noted: Somewhere in the Phillipines, 16 March, 1945.

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