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Strang (Theodore Alfred) diary
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T.A. (Theodore Alfred) Strang was commissioned as Surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the medical corps of the Naval Reserve of the United States, 27 September 1943; his commission paperwork begins the body of this photographically-illustrated, handwritten diary about his war service. He served at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Long Beach, California, 22 November 1943 to 3 August 1944. He spent time in San Francisco and a week in Oahu, Hawaii, then embarked in October on the SS Meteor, arriving at Eniwetok for a month, when he learned his assignment changed from Yap to Leyte, Philippine Islands. Strang includes many photographs documenting his arrival in San Pedro in December, 1944 and transfer to and work at the U.S. Naval Station Dispensary in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. In late 1945 he toured Corregidor and Manila, then apparently concluded service at Fleet Hospital #114 in Guiuan from 13 December 1945 to 6 February 1946. The album concludes with photographs of one man reading and one smoking a pipe in lounge chairs in front of a fake fireplace at the base, with one photo inscribed, "To Happy Days, Good Breakfasts". A handwritten annotation explains that one item from the album was removed in 1959 and sent to a colleague. the diary is kept on a standard bound ledger with alphabetical tabs and lined pages, titled "Record", issued as "U.S. Government Printing Office property no. 50187".
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