Register of the Ralph E. Jennings Papers, 1918-1966

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Title: Ralph E. Jennings Papers
Date: 1918-1966
Collection Number: 71059
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 7 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, personnel records, memoranda, speeches, logbooks, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to U.S. naval operations in World War II, the U.S.S. Yorktown, a historic telecast from the U.S.S. Leyte in August 1947, and the Military Assistance Group to Norway.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Jennings, Ralph E., 1897-1971

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ralph E. Jennings Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Biographical Note

1897, June 14 Born, New York City
1943 Rear Admiral
1943-44 Commander, U.S.S. Copahee
1944 Commander, U.S.S. Yorktown
1946-47, 1949-50 Commander, Fleet Aircraft, Alameda, Calif.
1947-49 Commander, Carrier Division, Atlantic Fleet
1950-52 Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group to Norway
1952-53 Deputy Commander, Eastern Frontier and Atlantic Fleet
1953 Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy, Retired

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, personnel records, memoranda, speeches, logbooks, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American naval operations in World War II, the U.S.S. Yorktown, a telecast from the U.S.S. Leyte in August 1947, and the Military Assistance Group to Norway.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1971.

Accruals

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Copahee (Ship)
Leyte (Ship)
United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group to Norway.
United States. Navy--Officers.
Yorktown (Aircraft carrier, 2d of the name)
Norway--Military relations--United States.
Norway.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Military relations--Norway.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1-3

CORRESPONDENCE, 1918-1959

Scope and Contents note

Personal correspondence. Includes U.S. Navy personnel records, such as orders for duty, appointments and promotions, and pay and travel expense reports; memoranda and reports, including a memorandum on postwar organization of the military services, December 1944. Arranged chronologically
Box 1

1918-1944

Box 2

1945-1948

Box 3

Includes undated correspondence 1949-1959.

Box 4-5

SUBJECT FILE, 1928-1966

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, speeches, awards and citations, log books, ship's rosters, telegraphic communications, patent, newspaper clippings, and printed matter. Arranged alphabetically by subject
Box 4

Aviators flight log books, July 1928 -August 1952

 

Awards, citations, and letter of appreciation from the Secretary of the Navy

 

Battle of Philippine Sea. Includes a British Naval Air Observer's report, June 1944

 

Biographical sketches

 

"Functional Speaking for Naval Officers," a syllabus

 

Mementos

 

News clippings of foreign and domestic press about Admiral Jennings and his ships' visitations to foreign ports

 

Patent for skid indicator and related material

 

Printed matter, miscellaneous

 

Speeches by Ralph Jennings

 

Television broadcast of U.S.S. Leyte's maneuvers, August 1948

 

U.S. Military Commission to Norway, 1950-51

 

U.S.S. Leyte, pamphlets

 

U.S.S. Yorktown Association's 18th Reunion, August 27, 1966

Box 5

U.S.S. Yorktown

 

Reports of strike attacks, March 1944

 

Roster of officers, 1944

 

Telegraphic communications to and from the U.S.S. Yorktown, February-July 1944

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1947 and undated

Box 6

Photograph album of scenes of Turkey, 24 prints, undated

Box 6

Photograph album concerning Jennings' mission to Turkey to reorganize the Turkish navy, 34 prints, undated

Box 7

Photograph album entitled, "Souvenir of the Visit of the American Fleet to Tzinir, Sept 1947," 20 prints, 1947

Box 8

Commemorative photo album of the USS Yorktown wartime activities, 120 prints, undated

Envelope A-H

19 prints of Adm. Jennings and other important persons; 40 prints of crew members; 30 prints of USS Saratoga and USS Yorktown; 48 prints of ceremonies involving Adm. Jennings; 97 prints concerning visitations of Adm. Jennings' shops to foreign and domestic ports; 34 prints of World War II naval combat scenes; 70 aerial photos of bombing raids conducted by planes from the USS Yorktown; 12 prints of aircraft, undated

Envelope mI

1 envelope of 40 prints of World War II combat scenes; 1 picture book, "U.S. Navy War photographs, Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Harbor." undated

Map case

5 prints (oversize and not in envelope) including a group photo of participants in the 1928 National Air Races, aerial photos of naval maneuvers, and 2 photos of maps, undated