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.
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.
Order certifying Edward as a "Trusty Shellback" while on board the U.S.S. Noordam. A Navy tradition of indoctrination each time a ship crosses the equator in which sailors move from pollywogs (those who have not crossed the equator) to shellbacks...
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.
World War, 1939-1945; Trawls and trawling -- Military aspects; Naval ceremonies, honors, and salutes. ; Shellbacks;
Sailors participted in Line-crossing ceremony, which sailors were considered 'Polly wogs' prior to their maiden voyage across the equator. Once they across they were initiated as 'shellbacks.' Many sailors depicted are wearing long fake white...