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Corporal Raymond Frank McRoberts World War Two militaria collection

 Collection — Box: (1)
Identifier: 2015-023-s-r

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of:

1 Class A uniform jacket, US Marines, Corporal chevrons, marine pins on collar, and arm patch "FMF-PAC" (DUKW company)

1 medal, Purple Heart

7 ribbons: two Purple Heart, two WWII Victory, one Asiatic-Pacific Campain medal with bronze star, one American Campaign medal, one Navy Presidential Unit Citation with bronze star

1 photograph of Cpl. McRoberts in Class A uniform

1 box containing two shell bracelets labeled "native money & shells, Guadalcanal, South Pacific" (native money not included)

Dates

  • 1941-1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Cpl. McRoberts served in the Pacific during WWII in a Fleet Marine Force "Duck" company (6 wheel amphibious truck). At the end of World War Two, the Fleet Marine Force-Pacific included the six Marine divisions plus the five Aircraft Wings, and was headquartered in Hawaii. In 1945, FMF-PAC provided the balanced air, ground and logistic force sent to North China. The shoulder patch on his uniform was worn by Marines serving in a "Duck" company. The picture of the landing craft in the middle signifies this. There were nine of these colorful FMF-PAC patches: headquarters, amphibious tractor, anti-aircraft artillery, artillery, bomb disposal, dog platoons, a DUKW (amphibious truck) company, separate engineers, and supply service.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection is a gift of Penni McRoberts, granddaughter of Corporal Raymon Frank McRoberts. It contains one Class A uniform jacket (US Marines), one Purple Heart medal, seven ribbons, one photograph, and a box with two shell bracelets from Guadalcanal, South Pacific.

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections, Row 4/Stack 2/Shelf 4

The class A uniform jacket is on the garment rack in the Special Collections Rare Book Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Penni McRoberts, the granddaughter of Cpl. McRoberts.
Title
Finding Aid for the Corporal Raymon Frank McRoberts World War Two militaria collection
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
4/13/2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

Contact:
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange 92866 USA US