World War (1939-1945) -- Military operations, Naval -- American
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box WWII 52, Folder: 8-16, Folder: 1-9
Abstract This collection contains correspondence from Lieutenant Davis Minshew, United States Navy, to his friend Leonard Gorin, Jr. written between 1938 and 1949. The correspondence includes Minshew's pre-war occupations and military training and well as his wartime experiences and post-war jobs. It also contains correspondence to Leonard Gorin, Jr. from Davis Minshew's mother (Missouri Avery), from his aunt Vera Gorin, from W. R. Lundgren (Bill) and from others identified only by first name, Marty...
Dates: 1937 February 1 - 2001 August 5; 1937 February 1-1950 July 24
Series — Box WWII 52, Folder: 8-11, Folder: 1-4
Scope and Contents This series contains correspondence beginning in October 1938 when Minshew was working for Braniff Airways at Love Field in Dallas, TX, ending in 1949 in Houston, TX. This series comprises the major portion of the collection. It contains Minshew's stream-of-consciouness thoughts on life, relationships, war, authority, sex, and literature. It also contains his more specific experiences in naval training, life aboard a submarine and especially commanding naval tugboat and repair vessels in the...
Dates: 1938 - 1949