James E. Doole, Jr. Second World War correspondence
This collection contains correspondence from Lt. James Edward Doole Jr., USN to his mother during the Second World War. It also contains photographs, newspaper clippings, flight log books and biographical information.
- Creation: 1943 June 3 - 2004 February 28
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Biographical / Historical
Lieutenant James E. "Bud" or "Jimmy" Doole, Jr., United States Navy excelled at baseball, especially in pitching, at Dartmouth College. He was chosen to join the team "Cloudbusters" at the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School at Chapel Hill, NC. There he played with professional ballplayers such as Ted Williams, Buddy Hassett, Johnny Pesky and Johnny Sain, among others. Sain autographed scorecards and news articles that are in Series 7, Folder 7 of this collection. Doole wrote about the professional players in letters to his mother (Series 1, Folder 1).
-- Biographical information in Series 8 contains references to Doole's service in the Hawaii National Guard, on helicopters during the Vietnam War.
See biographical material in Series 8. -- Obituary in Las Vegas Review Journal: http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=james-doole&pid=141821557
Biographical profile on Chelmsford High School alumni site: http://chsalumni.org/hall-of-fame-members/32-hall-of-fame/hall-of-fame-members/1995/108-james-e-doole-jr-1941-d
.3 Linear feet (9 folders)
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This collection contains correspondence from Lt. James Edward Doole, Jr., USN to his mother during the Second World War.
This collection is arranged by material type, author and date.
- Series 1, Correspondence from James E. Doole, Jr. to his mother, Mildred M. Doole
- Series 2, Photographs
- Series 3, Aviators flight log books
- Series 4, CPT pilot rating book
- Series 5, Navy baseball memorabilia
- Series 6, Biographical information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James E. Doole, III.
Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.
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