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  • Title: Thomas H. Binford papers, 1940-1967
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1967
    Collection Number: 74033
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes, 4 envelopes (1.6 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.
    Creator: Binford, Thomas H. (Thomas Howell), 1896-1973
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1974.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Thomas H. Binford papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    A Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, Binford was the commanding officer of Destroyer Division 58 from 1941 to 1942, serving in the United States Asiatic Fleet in the Java Sea. He was in command during the Battle of Badoeng Straits, off the Island of Bali, in 1942, for which he was presented the Navy Cross.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains materials related to the Java Sea campaign and other Pacific campaigns during World War II, Japanese war criminals, and American attempts to prevent hostilities between China and Taiwan, including documentation such as addresses, reports, awards, printed matter, and photographs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    War crime trials -- Japan
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
    Officers
    Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan
    Yokohama Trials, Yokohama, Japan, 1945-1949
    United States. Navy
    United States. Navy. Destroyer Division 58