The collection consists of correspondence, telegraph messages, classroom materials, official publications pertaining to administrative
procedures, tactics, and equipment specifications, as well as photographs and certificates of Francis Wulbern. Of particular
interest are the letters of General Altamirano of the Sandinistas and of the U.S. Commander of the Northern Area in Nicaragua
in 1930. Also included are telegraph messages announcing the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, the German and Italian declarations
of war, and ship-to-ship communications during convoy runs to Iceland from the US during the winter of 1941/1942. There is
also an extensive collection of field manuals that cover many aspects of amphibious and small unit operations.
Francis Marion Wulburn served in the Marine Corps between 1930 and 1943. During this time he was stationed in Nicaragua;
the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia; an instructor at Quantico, Virginia; and at the Army's Engineer Amphibian Command
at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. He also served as Commandant of the Marine detachments aboard the Battleships of the Atlantic
Fleet at the outbreak of the war, and as a staff member of the Commander of Central Pacific Operations.
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the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.