Register of the Lester Armour papers

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Title: Lester Armour papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1953
Collection Number: 71065
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Class notes and correspondence relating to the Naval Air Combat Intelligence Officers School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and the Aviation Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas; and official orders, reports, correspondence, photographs, and other materials related to the U.S. Navy and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Armour, Lester, 1895-1971

Access

Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lester Armour papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Biographical Note

1895 March 21 Born, Chicago, Illinois
1918 B. A., Yale
1918-1919 Ensign, U.S. Naval Aviation
1941-1945 Captain, U.S. Naval Reserves
  Chairman of Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago National Bank.
1970 December 26 Died, Lake Forest, Illinois

Scope and Content of Collection

Class notes and correspondence relating to the Naval Air Combat Intelligence Officers School, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and the Aviation Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas; and official orders, reports, correspondence, photographs, and other materials related to the U.S. Navy and the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Naval Air Station (Quonset Point, R.I.)
Military intelligence.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
United States. Navy.

Box 1

Correspondence, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Austin, J. S.

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Barnes, J. H.

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Batcheller, Adams

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Bolling, R. H.

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Bray, J. G.

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Caulkins, Daniel

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Cheney, Ward

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Clark, Edward H.

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Coleman, John B.

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Colt, C. C.

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Davison, H. P.

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Emory, R. W.

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Field, Joanne

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Fuller, Frank

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Gates, Thomas

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Grant, Clinton

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Grosscup, P. B.

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Hindley, C. R.

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Hines, R. J.

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Huggins, Frank B.

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Ingersoll, R. E.

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Jacobs, Randall

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Johnson, James P.

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Kent, R.

Box/Folder 1 : 25

King, J. P.

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Lawrence, Blake

Box/Folder 1 : 27

McNeely, Donald

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Mendell, C. W.

Box/Folder 1 : 29

Minney, Martin

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Mitchell, John

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Payne, H. G.

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Van Peursem, R.

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Saltzman, E. H.

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Silzer, P. W.

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Stark, Harold

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Stone, E. F.

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Teller, Steadman

Box/Folder 1 : 38

Wead, F. W.

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Wells, Charles

Box/Folder 1 : 40

West, Paul

Box/Folder 1 : 41

Wolfe, Albert B.

Box/Folder 1 : 42

General memoranda

Box/Folder 1 : 43

Unidentified correspondence

Box 1

Subject File

Box/Folder 1 : 44

Naval Air Combat Intelligence Officers School

Box/Folder 1 : 45

Naval Air Combat Intelligence Office, South Pacific/South West Pacific Area

Reading room workstation

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Available as PDF files. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder by date of creation.
 

2010 release of records, 1942-1943

 

Diary of activities, circa 1942-1943

 

G. Edward Buxton memo to Lester Armour regarding orders, 1943 September 11

Box 2

Career File, 1941-1950

 

Orders

Box/Folder 2 : 1-2

1942-1943

Box/Folder 2 : 3

1942-1945

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Inactive duty papers, 1945 June-August

 

Navy miscellany

Box/Folder 2 : 5

1941-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, passport materials with photo negative, promotion papers, and questionnaires.
Box/Folder 2 : 6

1944-1950

Scope and Contents note

Includes medical examination forms, correspondence, applications for veterans compensation, and Navy questionnaires.
Box/Folder 2 : 7

U.S. Navy Officer Service Record, 1942-1953

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Office of Strategic Services, farewell gathering, 1945

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Awards, 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes The Order of the Dannebrog and the 10th Liberty Medal, awarded by the King of Denmark; the Bronze Star Medal and Battle Participation Award, awarded by the United States; the Croix de Guerre, awarded by France; and a signed dollar bill.
Box/Folder 2 : 10

Legion of Merit, 1945

Box/Folder 2 : 11

Report of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1946

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Illinois State Bonus file, 1950

Box 2

Photographs, 1942, undated

Box/Folder 2 : 13

1942

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Portraits, undated

Box 2

Correspondence II, 1942-1953

Box/Folder 2 : 15

General, 1945-1947

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Navy, 1942-1953

Scope and Contents note

Also contains Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve identity cards, as well as British alien identity registration.
Box/Folder 2 : 17

Enclosures to "Personal Observation of Aviation Operational Intelligence in Great Britain," 1942

Scope and Contents note

A continuation of "Enclosure (A)" found in Folder 16, "Navy Correspondence, 1942-1953."