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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Noel Adams Second World War correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: 2014.036.w.r
    Identifier/Call Number: 156
    Physical Description: 0.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1945 November 7 - 16
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Noel Adams, USMM to his wife shortly after the Second World War.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: WWII 1
    Container: 1
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jeannie Adams


    This collection is arranged chronologically.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Noel Adams Second World War correspondence (2014.036.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains three letters from Noel Adams, United States Merchant Marines to his wife [name unknown] shortly after the Second World War. The correspondence was written aboard the all-purpose cargo ship SS Golden Racer and describes the islands of Tinian and Iwo Jima, as well as their climates and war torn environments.
    Of particular interest is Noel's description of the treatment of Japanese war prisoners and local Korean and Okinawan civilians, serving as longshoremen.
    Also of interest, Noel makes mention of the name Oppenheimer, which is believed to refer to J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the Atomic Bomb.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War (1939-1945) -- Conscript labor -- Korea
    World War (1939-1945) -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Prisoners and prisons
    World War (1939-1945) -- Military operations, Naval -- American
    World War (1939-1945)
    World War (1939-1945) -- Campaigns -- Northern Mariana Islands -- Tinian.
    Battle of Iwo Jima (Japan : 1945)
    Adams, Noel
    Adams, Jeannie