Guide to the Francis M. Wulbern Papers

Finding Aid Authors: Steve Wolz.
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2008-01-14
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Guide to the Francis M. Wulbern Papers 1922/1945

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Francis M. Wulbern Papers
Dates: 1922-1945
Identification: MS-0273
Creator: Wulbern, Francis Marion, 1898-1976
Physical Description: 5.00 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

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.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

United States. Marine Corps -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography -- Sources

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

Nicaragua -- Military relations -- United States -- Sources
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Sources
United States -- Military relations -- Nicaragua -- Sources

Personal Name:

Wulbern, Francis Marion, 1898-1976 -- Archives

Topical Term:

World War, 1939-1945 -- Sources
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Sources

Administrative Information

Accruals:

1985

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with 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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Francis M. Wulbern Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Personal Papers

 

Outgoing Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Commanding Officer, Fourth Regiment, USMC. Shanghai China 1929

Box 1, Folder 2

Headquarters Eastern District West Virginia, Civilian Conservation Corps, Elkins, West Virginia 1934

Box 1, Folder 3

Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington D.C. 1935

Box 1, Folder 4

Schloss Brothers and Corporation, Incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland 1939-1940

 

Incoming Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 5

Headquarters, Fourth Regiment, USMC. Shanghai, China 1929

Box 1, Folder 6

Marine Corps Schools, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia 1933

Box 1, Folder 7

Shapley, Alan 1933

Box 1, Folder 8

Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington D.C. 1934, 1940

Box 1, Folder 9

The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia 1934

Box 1, Folder 10

Headquarters, 21st Battalion, USMCR, Charlotte, North Carolina 1940

Box 1, Folder 11

The Quartermaster 1940

Box 1, Folder 12

Schloss Brothers and Corporation, Incorporated, Baltimore, Maryland 1940

Box 1, Folder 13

Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia 1941

Box 1, Folder 14

Marine Detachment, U.S.S. Texas 1941

Box 1, Folder 15

Headquarters Engineer Amphibian Comamnd, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 16

Brotherton, Lieutenant Colonel, W.W. 1943

Box 1, Folder 17

Miscellaneous no date, 1933

 

Orders, Promotions, and Pay

Box 1, Folder 18

Travel Orders Western Mail Guards October-December 1926

Box 1, Folder 19

Special Orders Headquarters Civilian Conservation Corps, Fort Knox, Kentucky November 1933

Box 1, Folder 20

Special Orders 3rd Engineer Special Brigade, Fort Ord, California June 1933

Box 1, Folder 21

Tax Exemption Claim May 1933

Box 1, Folder 22

Reimbursement for Travel to Charlotte, North Carolina June 1940

Box 1, Folder 23

Promotion Certificates Captain and Major 1934, 1938, 1939

Box 1, Folder 24

Rosters-Officers

Scope and Contents

Marine Corps Base, San Diego, California, 1933 Marine Corps Schools, 1937-1938
Box 1, Folder 25

Muster Roll Marine Detachement. U.S.S. Indianapolis (also see box 3) December 1943

 

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 26

Photos of Francis Wulbern

Box 1, Folder 27

Poem about USMC Fighting in Shanghai, China

Box 1, Folder 28

Price List for Uniforms 1939-1940

Box 1, Folder 29

Notice-Report of Leave (Blank)

Box 1, Folder 30

Yearbook "The Sphinx" from the Citadel South Carolina (also see box 3) 1923

 

Official Papers

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 31

Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment, Condega, Nicaragua 1930

Box 1, Folder 32

Commanding Officer, Northern Area, Ocotal, Nicaragua 1930

Box 1, Folder 33

Field Order Number 1, Nicaragua 1930

Box 1, Folder 34

Intelligence Reports, Nicaraguan Troop Locations 1930

Box 1, Folder 35

Incoming to General Altamirano in Nicaragua 1930

Box 1, Folder 36

Outgoing from General Altamirano in Nicaragua 1930

Box 1, Folder 37

Telegraph Messages Beginning of Hostilities 1941

Box 1, Folder 38

Telegraph Messages Convoy Duty Aboard BB Arkansas from Portland to Iceland December 1941

Box 1, Folder 39

Telegraphs Messages Convoy Duty Aboard BB Texas from New York to Iceland January 1942

Box 1, Folder 40

Commander Cruiser Division Seven for Board of Investigation to Investigate Swamping of Motor Launch from U.S.S. Tuscaloosa January 1942

Box 1, Folder 41

Telegraph Messages, Promotions and Desertion Regulation Changes March-April 1942

Box 1, Folder 42

Message Pad-Expeditionary Force Message to the U.S. (Blank)

 

Operations

Box 1, Folder 43

Central Pacific Force Memoranda Relating to Operations 1943

Box 1, Folder 44

Garrison Forces Pacific 1943

Box 1, Folder 45

Operation Plan Bizerte, Tunisia-Landing Craft Support 1943

Box 1, Folder 46

Study-Campaign Analyses, Norway, Guadalcanal, Libya 1940, 1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 47

Study-Descriptions of Foreign Lands, Iceland

Box 1, Folder 48

Study-Strategic Study of the Caribbean

 

Equipment Pamphlets and Tables

Box 1, Folder 49

Characteristics of Vehicles and Landing Craft 1943

Box 1, Folder 50

Ordnance Pamphlet Browning, .50-Caliber Water Cooled Machine Gun 1930

Box 1, Folder 51

Logistical Data for Weapons 1943

Box 1, Folder 52

Equipment Miscellaneous 1942-1943

Box 1, Folder 53

Equipment, Supply and Tonnage Tables, (Peacetime), Changes to, for Expeditionary Units (see also boxes 3 and 4) 1935

 

Regulations, Standing Operating Procedures, Tables of Organization

Box 1, Folder 54

Landing Force Manual U.S. Navy 1938

Box 1, Folder 55

Mail Guard Manual 1926-1927

Box 1, Folder 56

Naval Courts and Boards 1937

Box 1, Folder 57

Uniform Regulstions U.S. Marine Corps 1937

Box 1, Folder 58

Standing Operating Procedure, Administration of the 4th Section 1943

Box 1, Folder 59

Standing Operating Procedure Medical Service of a Landing Force 1943

Box 1, Folder 60

Standing Operating Procedure, Procedure for Determining Equipment for Landing Forces 1943

Box 1, Folder 61

Standing Operating Procedure, Ship to Shore Movement 1943

Box 1, Folder 62

Suggested Disciplinary MAtters Considered at Staff Meeting March 1945

Box 1, Folder 63

Tables of Organization U.S. Marine Corps 1938-1939

Box 1, Folder 64

Tables of Organization, Changes to 1940

Box 1, Folder 65

Tables of Organization Marine Division 1943

Box 1, Folder 66

Tables of Organization Small Units 1942

 

Training and Schools Materials

Box 1, Folder 67

Message Books Used in Training Exercises (Mostly Blank)

Box 2, Folder 1

Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 2

Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 3

Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia 1934-1935

Box 2, Folder 4

Small Wars Training, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia 1937-1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Small Wars Training, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia 1937-1938

Box 2, Folder 6

Small Wars Training Grade Sheets Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia 1938

Box 2, Folder 7

Amphibious Training Command, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942

Box 2, Folder 8

Amphibious Scout and Raider School, Fort Pierce, Florida 1943

Box 2, Folder 9

Amphibian Company Officers Course, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 10

Amphibian Officers Troop Schools, Map Exercise, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 11

Engineer Amphibian Command, Instructional Manual, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942

Box 2, Folder 12

Engineer Amphibian Command, Instructional Manual, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942

Box 2, Folder 13

Engineer Amphibian Command, Amphibious Scout Training, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942

Box 2, Folder 14

Engineer Amphibian Command, Loading and Stowage Conference, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts December 1942

Box 2, Folder 15

Engineer Amphibian Command, Logistics, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 16

Engineer Amphibian Command, Mines and Booby Traps, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 17

Engineer Amphibian Command, Training Memoranda, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 18

Engineer Amphibian Command, Tentative Training Guide No.1, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 19

Engineer Amphibian Command, Tentative Training Guide No.2, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 20

Engineer Amphibian Command, Tentative Training Guide No.3, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 21

Engineer Amphibian Command, Tentative Training Guide No.4, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 22

Engineer Amphibian Command, Training and Operations Section, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1942-1943

Box 2, Folder 23

4th Brigade, Training Dummy Cargo, Washburn Island 1943

Box 2, Folder 24

3rd Enginner Amphibian Brigade, Training Memorandum, Ford Ord, California 1943

Box 2, Folder 25

592 Engineer Boat Regiment, Training Memorandum, Waquoit, Massachusetts 1942

Box 2, Folder 26

Provisional Shore Company, Training Schedules March 1943

Box 2, Folder 27

4th Engineer Special Brigade, Map Training, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 28

36th Infantry Division, Map Training, Camp Edwards, Massachusetts 1943

Box 2, Folder 29

2nd Marine Division, Division Training Order August 1943

Box 2, Folder 30

Training Command, Fleet Marine Force, Camp Lesuene, North Carolina 1944-1945

Box 2, Folder 31

Lecture-Ambush at Bromaderos, Nicaragua 1934

Box 2, Folder 32

Lecture-Marine Corps History

Box 2, Folder 33

Test-International Law circa 1920's

 

Oversized Materials

 

Diplomas and Certificates

Box 3, Folder 1

Diploma-Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia (5 copies) June 1935

Box 3, Folder 2

Certificate-Initiation into the Solemn Mysteries of the Ancient Order of the Deep May 1936

Box 3, Folder 3

Certificate-Spanish Proficiency November 1930

 

Photographs

Box 3, Folder 4

4th Marine Regiment Officers, Shanghai, China circa 1927

Box 3, Folder 5

Unidentified Group Photo

Box 3, Folder 6

Quantico, Virginia Marine Football Team 1922

Box 3, Folder 7

San Diego, California Marine Football Team 1925

 

Equipment Pamphlets and Tables

Box 3, Folder 8

Logistics Data, U.S.M.C. 1942-1943

 

Publications

 

Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia

Box 4, Folder 1

Information and Regulations June 1937

Box 4, Folder 2

Master Schedule, Junior Course, Marine Corps 1937-1938

Box 4, Folder 3

Master Schedule, Junior Course 1938-1939

Box 4, Folder 4

Master Schedule, Senior Course 1938-1938

Box 4, Folder 5

Master Schedule, Base Defense Weapons Course 1938-1939

Box 4, Folder 6

Administration

Box 4, Folder 7

Check-Off List for Observers of Landing Exercises 1943

Box 4, Folder 8

Chemical Warfare Part I

Box 4, Folder 9

Combat Intelligence 1945

Box 4, Folder 10

Combat Orders 1939

Box 4, Folder 11

Employment of Marine Corps Aviation 1935

Box 4, Folder 12

Estimate of the Situation and Operation Plans and Orders 1937-1938

Box 4, Folder 13

Logistics Reference Text

Box 4, Folder 14

Military Sketching, Abbreviations, and Symbols

Box 4, Folder 15

Ordnance and Gunnery Section 9 Field Artillery Reference Data

Box 4, Folder 16

An Outline of Offensive Combat 1938

Box 4, Folder 17

Puerto Rico, Study of the Theater of Operations 1936-1937

Box 4, Folder 18

Sample Operations Orders 1945

Box 4, Folder 19

Small wars Operations Puerto Rican Problem 1938

Box 4, Folder 20

Staff Notes 1937

Box 4, Folder 21

Style Manual 1938

Box 4, Folder 22

Tactical Notes and Reference Data 1937

 

British Combined Operations Pamphlets

Box 4, Folder 23

Series of 10 Pamphlets Bound Together for the Unit Commander 1942

Box 4, Folder 24

No. 6B The Beach Signal Unit 1943

Box 4, Folder 25

No. 6C Naval Communications in Combined Operations 1943

Box 4, Folder 26

No. 34 Royal Artillery 1943

Box 4, Folder 27

No. 35A Royal Engineers 1943

Box 4, Folder 28

No. 37 Infantry 1942

Box 4, Folder 29

No. 38 RASC [Royal Amphibian Shore Company] 1943

 

The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia

Box 4, Folder 30

Opening Exercises September 1934

Box 4, Folder 31

Electricity 1933

Box 4, Folder 32

Hand Tools 1933

Box 4, Folder 33

Motors 1933

 

War Department Field Manuals

Box 4, Folder 34

Staff Officers' Field Manual, Staff Data 1932

Box 4, Folder 35

Chemical Warfare Service Field Manual, Tactics and Technique 1938

Box 4, Folder 36

Engineer Field Manual, Military Engineering, Defensive Measures 1932

Box 4, Folder 37

Basic Field Manual: Vol. I Field Service Pocketbook

Box 4, Folder 37

Cahpter 1: Military Courtesy, Salutes, Honors and Discipline 1936

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 2: Personal Hygiene and First Aid 1936

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 3: Equipment and Clothing 1936

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 4: Physical Training 1936

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 5: Map and Aerial Photograph Reading 1938

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 8: Defense Against Chemical Attack 1938

Box 4, Folder 37

Chapter 9: Scouting and Patrolling, Dismounted 1939

Box 4, Folder 38

Basic Field Manual: Vol. III Basic Weapons

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 1 Rifle Company

Scope and Contents

Chapter 1 Rifle Marksmanship, 1932 Chapter 2 Automatic Rifle Marksmanship, 1932 Chapter 2a Marksmanship-The Automatic Rifle with Bi pod and Hinged Butt Plate, 1937 Chapter 3 Automatic Pistol Marksmanship, 1932 Chapter 5 Instruction with Hand and Rifle Grenades, 1932 Chapter 6 Musketry, 1932
Box 4, Folder 38

Part 2 Fire Control Instruments 1932

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 3 Machine Gun Company 1932, 1938

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 4 Howitzer Company (2 copies) 1932

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 4a Howitzer Company- Marksmanship, 81-mm Mortar 1938

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 5 Combat Practice Firing 1932

Box 4, Folder 38

Part 6 Anticraft Marksmanship Infantry Weapons

Scope and Contents

Chapter 1 General, 1936 Chapter 2 Rifle and Automatic Rifle, 1937
Box 4, Folder 39

Basic Field Manual: Vol. VI Interior Guard Duty 1937

Box 4, Folder 40

Basic Field Manual: Vol. VII Military Law

Box 4, Folder 40

Part 2 Rules of Land Warfare 1934

Box 4, Folder 40

Domestic Disturbances 1935, 1936

Box 4, Folder 41

Basic Field Manual: Vol. X Military Intelligence

Box 4, Folder 41

Part 1 Combat Intelligence 1938

Box 4, Folder 41

Part 3 Examination of Enemy Personnel Repatriates, Documents, and Material 1939

Box 4, Folder 42

FM 5-30 Engineer Field Manual, Engineer Antimechanized Measures 1940

Box 4, Folder 43

FM 5-35 Engineer Field Manual, Reference Data 1941

Box 4, Folder 44

FM 7-5 Infantry Field Manual, Organization and Tactics of Infantry The Rifle Battalion 1940

Box 4, Folder 45

FM 9-5 Ordnance Field Manual, Ordnance Service in the Field 1942

Box 4, Folder 46

FM 21-30 Basic Field Manual, Conventional Signs, Military Symbols, and Abbreviations 1939

Box 4, Folder 47

FM 21-35 Basic Field Manual, Field Service Pocketbook Sketching 1939

Box 4, Folder 48

FM 21-50 Basic Field Manual, Military Courtesy and Discipline 1941

Box 4, Folder 49

FM 22-5 Basic Field Manual, Infantry Drill Regulations 1939

Box 4, Folder 50

FM 23-10 Basic Field Manual, U.S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903 1940

Box 4, Folder 51

FM 23-25 Basic Field Manual, Bayonet, M1905 1940

Box 4, Folder 52

FM 23-30 Basic Field Manual, Hand Grenades 1940

Box 4, Folder 53

FM 24-5 Basic Field Manual, Signal Communication (2 copies) 1930

Box 4, Folder 54

FM 25-5 Basic Field Manual, Animal Transport 1939

Box 4, Folder 55

FM 27-10 Basic Field Manual, Rules of Land Warfare 1940

Box 4, Folder 56

FM 30-5 Basic Field Manual, Military Intelligence Combat Intelligence 1940

Box 4, Folder 57

FM 30-25 Basic Field Manual, Military Intelligence Counterintelligence 1940

Box 4, Folder 58

FM 30-34 Basic Field Manual, Military Intelligence Identification of Soviet-Russian Aircraft 1941

Box 4, Folder 59

FM 31-5 Basic Field Manual, Landing Operations on Hostile Shores 1941

Box 4, Folder 60

FM 100-5 Field Service Regulations, Operations 1941

Box 4, Folder 61

FM 100-10 Chaneg, To Field Service Regualtions, Administration 1942

Box 4, Folder 62

FM 101-5 Staff Officers' Field Manual, The Staff and Combat Orders 1940

Box 4, Folder 63

Staff Officers' Field Manual, Technical and Logistical Data 1932

Box 4, Folder 64

Staff Officers' Field Manual, Staff Principles and Functions 1928

Box 4, Folder 65

Technical Manual TM 10-381, Water Transportation Stevedoring, and Stowing 1942

Box 4, Folder 66

Training Manual TM 2180-5 Topography and Surveying, Map and Aerial Photograph 1938

 

Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 67

The Engineer Amphibian Soldier, Information for Individual Care circa 1935

Box 4, Folder 68

A Brief History of the Realtions Between the United States and Nicaragua 1909-1928

Box 4, Folder 69

Fire Control Tables for Browning Machine Gun Caliber .30 Model of 1917 Firing Ball Ammunition M1 1932

Box 4, Folder 70

Characteristic Sheets for Stowage of Marine Corps Vehicles 1937

Box 4, Folder 71

Combat Orders, The General Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1925

Box 4, Folder 72

Tactical Employment of the Air Corps, The Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1937