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Joseph M. Accurso Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 156, Folder: 2, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2021-092-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one letter from Seaman First Class Joseph M. Accurso, United States Navy to Bill and Flo in Chicago, Illinois during the Second World War. Accurso wrote the letter aboard the USS Macomb (DMS-23) in Tokyo Bay, Japan on September 2, 1945, VJ Day, after sweeping mines for the USS Missouri upon which the Japanese surrender was signed that day. On the envelope is a colored illustration of the USS Macomb floating with a mountain in the background, with the words "USS Macomb...Journey's End...Tokyo Bay."

Dates

  • 1945 September 2

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.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains one letter from S1/C Joseph M. Accurso, USN to Bill and Flo in Chicago, Illinois during the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection contains one letter and one envelope, arranged envelope first.

Custodial History

The donor found this letter in an "Air News" yearbook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gayle M. Winnens
Title
Finding Aid for the Joseph M. Accurso Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
6/15/2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States