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James E. Doole, Jr. Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 104, Folder: 1-9, Folder: 1-9
Identifier: 2017-078-w-r

Content Description

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

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.

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:

Biographical profile on Chelmsford High School alumni site:


.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.

Legal Status

Donor irrevocably transfers, conveys, and assigns to Chapman University all Intellectual Property Rights for the Donated Materials. For more information, consult original donation form.

Finding Aid for the James E. Doole, Jr. Second World War correspondence
Sharon Clairemont
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States