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Summers, Harold E. (Second World War correspondence, clippings, and other materials)
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This collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs and other materials relating to the death of SM2/c Harold E. Summers, USN on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Signalman Second Class Harold Edgar Summers, United States Navy (1919 - 12/7/1941) was born in Akron, Ohio to Orlie Edgar Smmers and Nellie May (Malin) Summers. He enlisted in the Navy on February 2, 1938. He served aboard the USS Arizona and was three months shy of completing his service in the Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His body was never recovered among the wreckage of the USS Arizona and in February 1942 the family received a notice stating that it would be impossible to find him and that the Navy was declaring him killed in action on December 7, 1941. After pronounced dead, his brother Sergeant Robert M. Summers, United States Marine Corpse joined the Marines rather than wait to be drafted and fought in the Pacific; including Saipan where he was injured and Iwo Jima where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. Aunt Carrie expresses in one of her letters to Lucile that she thinks his enlistment would be better than waiting to be drafted.
0.3 Linear feet (5 folders)
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