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Britton (Ira M.) papers
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Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs - Servicemen

Box 1, Folder 2

Photographs - Military Life

Box 1, Folder 3

Photographs - Landscapes/Scenery

Box 1, Folder 4

Photographs - Negatives

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs - People

Box 1, Folder 6

Royal Canadian Air Force photograph

Scope and Contents

Includes the names of those pictured
Box 1, Folder 7

Royal Canadian Air Force notebooks

Scope and Contents

Britton's notebooks from his time in the RCAF; one labeled Air Craft Recognition; one labeled Navigation; Air Navigation Examination
Box 1, Folder 8

US Navy photographs

Scope and Contents

2 photographs; one includes names, hometowns, and stations of some of those pictured handwritten on the back
Box 1, Folder 9

Photographs from Chicago

Scope and Contents

Britt and Judy; photographs from Chicago's Latin Quarter and Joker Joe's Typhoon Club
Box 1, Folder 10

Photograph of boy in a baseball uniform

Scope and Contents

In a plastic picture frame
Box 1, Folder 11

Photograph of Judy

Scope and Contents

In color
Box 1, Folder 12

Request to Judy for photographs

Box 1, Folder 13

Personal Documents

Scope and Contents

Part of Britton's medical report; invoice from La Habra Hardware Company; newspaper coverage of Mary Nina Leta and Paul Andrew King's wedding
Box 1, Folder 14

VR-10 Maintenance Instruction No. 10-45 1945-08-04

Scope and Contents

Naval Air Transport Command Air Transport Squadron Ten
Box 1, Folder 15

Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat pesos banknotes 1942-1945

Scope and Contents

Four 10 pesos notes; four 5 pesos notes; one 1 peso note; five 1 centavo notes

Biographical / Historical

During its occupation of the Philippines, the Japanese government issued fiat currency, which derives its value from government regulation or law. The guerilla currency was outlawed so that those in possession of it could be arrested. Since the bills were essentially worthless, they were often referred to as Mickey Mouse money.
Box 1, Folder 16

Announcements and cards

Scope and Contents

Holiday cards; congratulatory cards; baby announcements
Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence (1) 1941-09-09-1942-07-04

Scope and Contents

Primarily from other men in the military; some from women
Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence (2) 1942-07-31-1942-12-28

Scope and Contents

Primarily from other men in the military; some from women
Box 1, Folder 19

Certificate of Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy, Ira Martini Britton 1945-11-19

Scope and Contents

Britton was released from the Navy on November 19, 1945 with the rank of Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class
Box 1, Folder 20

Empty photograph envelopes