Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Thorpe, John J. (Second World War correspondence and other materials)
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
This collection contains correspondence from S1/C John J. "Jack" Thorpe, USN to his sister, Lena and her family during the Second World War. The collection also includes photographs, military documents, and one obituary. Also included are transcripts of the letters, provided by the donor.
Seaman First Class John Joseph "Jack" Thorpe, United States Navy (11/27/1919 - 1/6/1992) was born on November 27, 1919 in Sunnyside, Utah to John Thorpe and Eva Hall.He had four sisters, Mary Jane Thorpe, Hilda Rose Thorpe, Agnes Thorpe, and Lena Thorpe Wade. He registered for the Navy on July 1, 1941 and was inducted on July 3, 1943. He was honorably discharged on February 24, 1946. He married Joan Wuagneux on June 29, 1948 in Oakland, California. After his service, he served as a bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
0.4 Linear feet (4 folders)
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
This collection is open for research.