United States Navy landing papers

United States Navy landing papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Navy.
Title: United States Navy landing papers
Dates: 1945
Quantity: 0.15 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 3036 to MS 3039 housed together in 1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms3039

Biographical/Historical Note

USS Cecil (APA-96) was "[a]cquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission 26 February, 1944... [and fitted] out as an Attack Transport. During World War II USS Cecil was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater... Decommissioned 24 May, 1946." -- "USS Cecil (APA-96)" NavSource online. http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/03/03096.htm (Retrieved September 15, 2009)

"Plattsburgh Barracks continued as an Army Post until the mid-1940's. During 1944, it was turned over to the US Navy and became Camp MacDonough for a Navy Officers Training Camp. This was followed by the US Army Air Force Convalescent Hospital in 1945." -- "History." 4th Judicial Circuit, Plattsburgh City Court. http://www.courts.state.ny.us/4jd/plattsburgh_city/history.shtml (Retrieved September 15, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of operation orders for the USS Cecil landing attack dated February 1945, United States Naval Training School lessons and notes (Camp Macdonough in Plattsburgh, NY), and five intelligence maps of Western Okinawa Beaches labeled "Top Secret."

Index Terms

Camp MacDonough (N.Y.).
Cecil (Attack transport).
Lecture notes.
Maps, Military.
Military education--New York (State)
Military maps.
Okinawa Island (Japan)--Maps.
Orders (military records).
Orders, Preparation of (Military science).
United States. Navy.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United States Navy landing papers. MS 3039. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11U.S. Navy Landing Papers, 1945
OS Folder
1AIntelligence maps of Western Okinawa beaches