James Williamson Photographs

James Williamson Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Williamson, James B.
Title: James Williamson Photographs
Dates: 1944-1945
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (2 folders; MS 2147 and 2147a in 1 box)
Coll. Number: ms2147a

Biographical/Historical Note

"Chicago remained with the carriers until 23 August when she departed for Japan. Anchoring in Sagami Wan on 27 August, and then moving to Tokyo Bay on 3 September, the cruiser supported the unloading of supplies and equipment for Third Fleet occupation forces. After transferring 47 men and the Marine Detachment for duty at Yokosuka Naval Base, the cruiser remained in port until 23 October when she got underway for the demilitarization of the Izu Islands. Over the next twelve days inspection teams helped the Japanese garrison on O Shima and Nii Shima demolish gun emplacements, artillery, ammunition and other military equipment on the islands. Three days later, on 7 November, the cruiser got underway for San Pedro, California." -- "Chicago III." Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/ (Retrieved April 29, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs taken from June 3, 1944, to August 10, 1945, probably aboard the U.S.S. Chicago.

Index Terms

Chicago (Cruiser: CA-136). -- Photographs
Sailors--Pictorial works.
Williamson, James B.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Photographs, 1944-1945. 2147A. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1944, Jan 3 - December 18
2Letters, 1944, Dec. 19 - 1946, August 10; also undated