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Descriptive Finding Guide for James Phillip Baross Personal Papers SDASM.SC.10014
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Box 01


Folder 01 – Identification


One of Baross’ Dog Tags.


Reserve Corps Identification Card, belonging to Baross.


Medical Inspection Approval Card, approval to enter active duty.


Musicians’ Protective Association Membership Card, belonging to Baross.


Baross’ Mess Hall Pass.


Baross’ American Legion Membership Card.


Baross’ Atlantic City Residential Identification Card.


Folder 02 – Travel Documents


Special Orders granting 7 days of travel time to 501st.


Advertising Informational Cartoon Pamphlet by Disney productions.


501st Orders to Air Strip #2.


Officers Club Membership Card, Owned by Baross.


Folder 03 – Mission Reports


45 Hand-written cards describing various bombing missions, taking place from March 1944 to January 1945.


Folder 04 – Foreign Language Materials


East Asian Language Journal.

Language of Material: Japanese

Postcard in East Asian Language.

Language of Material: Japanese

Manual containing mathematical instructions.

Language of Material: Japanese

Printed manual handbook written in an East Asian language.

Language of Material: Japanese

Folder 05 – Poems and Songs


“The Fighting Man” Poem part 1, short poem about soldiers.


“The Fighting Man” Poem part 2.


“A Hitch In Hell” Song.


Partial literary Guild magazine publication, ripped out from the rest of the magazine.


Folder 06 – Bombing Orders and Coordinates


Special Orders No. 45 Extract, February 14, 1945, detailing a bombing mission.


List of times, dates, targets, and general remarks, March (likely 1944) to January (1945).


Folder 07 – Miscellaneous Documents


Pidgin English Handbook, includes do’s and don’ts about service in New Guinea.


Technical Training Compound stamp card, early 1942.


Australian Train Ticket.


Folder 08 – Miscellaneous Items


U.S. Army free mailing cards pouch.


Green fabric satchel.


Bottle of Atabrine.