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Noel Adams Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2014-036-w-r

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 3 letters, written by Noel Adams, United States Merchant Marines, to his wife [name unknown], aboard the all-purpose cargo ship S.S. Golden Racer.

His letters describe the islands of Tinian and Iwo Jima, as well as their climates and war torn environments.

Of particular interest is Noel's description of the treatment of Japanese war prisoners and local Korean and Okinawan civilians, serving as longshoremen.

Also of interest, Noel makes mention of the name Oppenheimer, which is believed to refer to J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb.

Dates and locations of his letters include:

-Nov. 7, 1945 -Tinian

-Nov. 12, 1945 - Iwo Jima

-Nov. 15, 1945 - Iwo Jima


  • 1945 November 7-1945 November 16

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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection consists of letters written by Noel Adams, USMM, to his wife, November 1945.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannie Adams
Finding Aid for the Noel Adams Second World War correspondence
Norm Lee
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States