Register of the Milton E. Miles papers

Finding aid prepared by Harold P. Anderson
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Title: Milton E. Miles papers
Date (inclusive): 1923-1958
Collection Number: 68028
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes (4.0 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, memoranda, notes, orders, and photographs relating to the Sino-Japanese Conflict, U.S.- Chinese relations during World War II, post-war military defense in Latin America, Canadian-U.S. joint defense policies, and the Indochina and Korean Wars. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Creator: Miles, Milton E., 1900-1961
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Use

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1968.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Milton E. Miles papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Biographical Note

1900 April 6 Born, Jerome, Arizona, son of Lewis E. Robbins and Mae Belle Cook, stepson of George A. Miles
1917 Apprentice seaman, U.S. Navy
1918-1922 Midshipman, U.S. Naval Academy
1922-1927 Commissioned as Ensign and promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade), U.S. Asiatic Fleets
1927-1929 Post Graduate School, U.S. Naval Academy
1928 Promoted to Lieutenant
1929 M.S., Columbia University
1929-1932 Electrical officer, U.S.S. Saratoga
1932-1934 Member, Bureau of Engineering, Navy Department
1934-1939 Destroyer duty, U.S. Pacific and Asiatic Fleets
1937 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
1939-1942 Member, Interior Control Board, Navy Department
1942 Promoted to Commander and Captain
1942-1943 U.S. Naval Observer, Chung King, China and Chief of OSS (Office of Strategic Services) for the Far East
1943-1945 Deputy Director, Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO)
1944-1945 Commander, U.S. Naval Group, China
1945 Appointed Rear Admiral, for temporary service
1946 Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Columbus
1947 Planning Officer, Staff of Commander Service Force, Atlantic Fleet
1948 Promoted to Rear Admiral
1948 Commander, Cruiser Division One
1949 Commander, Cruiser Division Six
1949 Commander, Cruiser Division Four
1950-1954 Director, Pan American Affairs and U.S. Naval Missions in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Senior Naval Delegate to Inter-American Defense Board
1954 Commandant, Fifteenth Naval District, Panama Canal Zone
1955 On-site Commander, Operation Friendship, flood relief program, Tampico, Mexico
1956 Commandant, Third Naval District, New York, and Commander, U.S. Naval Base, New York
1958 Promoted and retired as Vice Admiral
1961 March 25 Died
1967 Author (posthumously) A Different Kind of War: The Little-Known Story of the Combined Guerilla Forces Created in China by the U.S. Navy and the Chinese during World War II

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, memoranda, notes, orders, and photographs relating to the Sino-Japanese Conflict, U.S.- Chinese relations during World War II, post-war military defense in Latin America, Canadian-U.S. joint defense policies, and the Indochina and Korean Wars. Digital copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Officers
World War, 1939-1945 -- China
China -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- China
Korean War, 1950-1953
Indochinese War, 1946-1954
Canada -- Military relations -- United States
Latin America -- Military relations -- United States
United States -- Military relations -- Canada
United States -- Military relations -- Latin America
United States. Navy
Inter-American Defense Board
Permanent Joint Board on Defense (Canada-United States)
Sino-American Cooperative Organization

 

Correspondence 1938-1958

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
box 1

Alley, Rewi 1942

 

Alger, Ambassador Frederick M., Jr. 1954

 

Arias, Harmodio 1956

 

Baly, Commandant M., France 1949

 

Barringer, William 1946

 

Baruch, Bernard M., Jr. 1958

 

Beebe, M. U. 1949

 

Beyerly, Commander Irving F. 1946-1951

 

Bibby, Lowe H. 1950

 

Blandy, Admiral W. H. P. 1948

 

Bledsoe, Rear Admiral A. M. 1950, 1957

 

Blick, R. E. 1948

 

Bookhamer, Commander R. H. 1957

 

Bowman, Commander George 1945

 

Bowen, Vice Admiral Harold G. 1950

 

Brannan, Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. 1951

 

Brennecke, Margaret 1949

 

Brown, Vice Admiral Charles ("Cat") 1957

 

Brown, Dayton R. E. 1942

 

Bruggemann, Major Lester G. (Gus) 1945

 

Brunet, Meade 1947, 1949, 1954

 

Bullitt, Ambassador William C. 1949

 

Burkhart, H. W., Jr. 1949

 

Burke, Admiral Arleigh A. 1948, 1956-1957

 

Byes, Donald F. 1949

 

Calvert, Commander James 1957

 

Campbell, Air Vice Marshall Hugh, Canada 1950

 

Campbell, General Thomas D. 1949

 

Cannon, J. B. 1951

 

Capieto, Rudolph 1946

 

Champe, Joseph E. 1950

 

Chan, Anna 1947

 

Chang, Chun 1957

 

Chang, Wan-ying 1945 (?)

 

Chen, Chih-Ping 1948, 1951

 

Chen, Yao-hung 1946

 

Cheng, General Kai-Ming, Republic of China 1946-1948, 1954

 

Chiang, General Ching-Kuo, Republic of China 1956

 

Chiang, Generalissimo Kai-shek, Republic of China 1945-1946, 1948, 1954, 1957

 

Chiang, (Madame) Kai-shek 1942, 1950

 

Chennault, Major General Claire L. 1946-1947, 1958

 

Chu, Y. L. 1947

 

Clark, Admiral D. H. 1957

 

Cochran, Commander D. E. 1946

 

Cochran, S. W. 1941

 

Coffin, Elizabeth 1951

 

Colbert, Dr. John W. 1955-1956

 

Coleman, Dr. Ernest H. 1946

 

Cramer, Leigh R. 1956

 

Daly, Paul A. 1952

 

Dealy, Roland 1950

 

Diaz, Emilio 1956-1957

 

Dietrich, Neil 1949

 

Dobbins, C. G. 1945-1946

 

Dornin, Captain Marshall E. 1956

 

Drake, Waldo 1948

 

Duval, Captain Miles P. 1950

 

Earnshaw, Fenton W. 194?-1946

 

Earnshaw, Harry A. 1946

 

Eastman, R. J. 1947-1948

 

Eccles, Henry E. 1957

 

Eckberg, Captain H. F. 1947, 1950

 

Efron, George A. 1949, 1951-1952

 

Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1949

 

Eller, Rear Admiral Ernest M. (Judge) 1942, 1949, 1957

 

Emblanc, Colonel, Fighting French Military Mission 1943

 

Eraso, Jaime Annexy 1957

 

First Aid for Hungary, Inc. 1956

 

Fisher, A. L. 1940

 

Fitzpatrick, Commander J. P. 1956

 

Forester, C. S. 1956

 

Forrestal, Secretary of Defense James 1948-1949

 

Galantin, Commander I. J. (Pete) 1945, 1952

 

Galvez, Juan Manuel 1954

 

Gardner, Ambassador Arthur 1954

 

Garnett, Captain P. W. 1957

 

Gilfillan, Ruth 1945

 

Giraud, General Henri, France 1946

 

Goldberg, Captain Joshua L. 1957

 

Goodwin, Dr. Robert H. 1946, 1949

 

Grable, Colonel Jack 1949

 

Green, Thomas 1955

 

Grover, Preston L. 1949

 

Guardia, Ernesto de la, President of Panama 1956

box 2

Haatvedt, Rollo 1957

 

Halsey, Admiral William F. 1957

 

Hammond, Mr. and Mrs. S. A., Jr. 1956

 

Hardy, Congressman Porter, Jr. 1956

 

Harriman, Governor Averell 1956

 

Haselton, N. S. 1957

 

Heagy, Lieutenant Commander Daniel Webster 1947

 

Healey, Roy 1946

 

Herren, Lieutenant General Thomas W. 1957

 

Heimburg, Rear Admiral E. H. von 1950-1952

 

Hoffman, Dr. Rolla E. 1942

 

Hofmann, Dean 1957

 

Holloway, Rear Admiral J. L. 1949

 

Holmes, Captain W. J. 1946

 

Hon, George S. Y. 1946

 

Horton, John 1947

 

Hsiao, Colonel Sin-ju, Republic of China 1945, 1948-1950, 1955

 

Huang, Bessie 1951

 

Huang, Siu-feng 1951

 

Hurley, General Patrick, Jr. 1948

 

Hurt, Willie F. 1941

 

Hwang, Deputy Commissioner You, Republic of China 1947

 

Hwang, (Mrs.) Z. 1947

 

Ironmonger, Commander Richard 1958

 

Jones, Richard E. 1956

 

Kendig, Richard and Dorothy 1955

 

Kimball, Lieutenant Commander K. W. 1957

 

Kimmel, Admiral Husband E. 1941, 1950, 1958

 

Kotrla, Ray 1952

 

Kunjara, Colonel Karb and Tieb, Thailand 1947

 

Kunjara, Toy 1949

 

Kwei, Paul (Chi-ting) 1946-1947

 

Land, Edwin H. 1947

 

Lane, Most Reverand Raymond A. 1951

 

Langen, Commander T. E. F. 1945

 

Larco, Rafael Herrera 1951, 1954

 

Larson, Robert P. 1946

 

Lawlar (?), Bill 1947

 

LeBarre, Weston 1950

 

Lee, General Chung-shih 1945-1947

 

Lee, Tai-Yih 1945

 

Lee, Rear Admiral Young Woon, Republic of Korea 1957

 

Liang, Admiral Hsu-Chao, Commander-in-Chief, Chinese Navy 1957

 

Lin, Captain P. C. (Charles) 1951

 

Liu, Lieutenant Colonel Cheng Fong (Eddie), Republic of China 1946, 1950, 1952

 

Liu, Frederick F. 1947, 1951, 1956

 

Longton, Captain E. W. 1957

 

Looney, Jack and Joyce 1955

 

Lynch, R. E. 1949

 

Ma, General Chi-Chow, Republic of China 1947

 

Ma, Vice Admiral Chi Chuang, Republic of China 1954

 

McCaffrey, Lieutenant Commander Stanley E. 1945

 

McGaha, F. Leroy 1946, 1948

 

McNaughton, General A. G. L. 1955

 

Madden, Lieutenant Commander Vic G. 1947

 

Manson, Lieutenant Commander Frank A. 1947

 

Mao, (Mrs.) Hsiang-Hsing 1957

 

Mao, General Jen-Feng, Republic of China 1946-1947, 1950

 

Mao, General Shen, Republic of China 1947

 

Mar, Timothy T. 1957

 

Metzell, Captain Jeffrey C. 1938, 1949

 

Meyertholen, Lieutenant Commander Joe 1946, 1949

 

Meynier, Commander Robert and Madame Kathiou Do Huu Thinh, France 1943, 1945, 1947-1949

 

Miles, Mrs. Milton E. ("Billy") (holographs) 1946-1947, 1950, 1955

 

Milliren, Howard C., and Pearl 1946, 1948-1949, 1951

 

Moll, Mr. and Mrs. Peter 1945-1946, 1948-1949

 

Morison, Samuel Elliot 1957

 

Morris, S. I. (Si) 1946

 

Mountbatten, Rear Admiral the Earl, Great Britain 1948

 

National War College 1951

 

Naval War College 1949-1950, 1958

 

Nimitz, Fleet Admiral Chester W. 1948

 

Norton, Edward 1949-1950

box 3

Oard, Harry C. 1956

 

Opie, Captain John N. 1947

 

Owen, Lieutenant Commander Emmett 1957

 

Pan, General Chi-wu 1947, 1950, 1952-1953

 

Pan, John 1949

 

Parkin, Charles M. 1948, 1950

 

Pechkoff, General Vinovi 1946

 

Peterson, Bruce A. 1952

 

Plake, F. Marvin 1946

 

Podmaniczky, Sandor 1946

 

Pottle, Mrs. V. L. (Edna) 1945

 

Ragan, Rear Admiral Thomas C. 1957

 

Robinson, Commander Reuel V. 1946

 

Rojas, Contraalmirante Isaac F. 1958

 

Rousset, Major J. F. 1947-1948

 

Ruiz Cortines, Adolio, President of Mexico 1958

 

Saldias, Admiral Rouge A., Peru 1957

 

Salisbury, Stanton W. 1949-1950

 

San Diego Zoological Gardens 1946

 

Savage, S. S. 1948

 

Scott, Hoyt S. 1945

 

Shen, Yin 1945

 

Slonim, Gilven M. 1957

 

Smith, Rear Admiral Allan E. 1948

 

Smith, Captain C. D. 1950

 

Smith, Francis H. 1945

 

Smith, Ward J. ("Smitty"; Ehr Shih Li) 1945-1949, 1956, 1958

 

Smoot, Captain Roland N. 1947

 

Spellman, Cardinal Francis 1950

 

Stimson, Robert 1947

 

Stratton, Commander Roy O. 1945, 1949-1950

 

Su, Hsin-min 1945

 

Symand, Louis undated

 

Tai, General Li, Republic of China 1942, 1945-1946

 

Tai, Madame Lao Tai 1946

 

Talbot, Philips 1957

 

Tao, General Yi-shan, Republic of China 1947-1948

 

Tayloe, Dr. G. B. 1948

 

Taylor, W. L. 1941

 

Tetrault, Ernie 1956

 

Thomas, Secretary of the Navy Charles S. 1956-1957

 

Thompson, H. Keith 1956

 

Thurrell, Robert F. 1955

 

Tong, Ambassador Hollington K. 1957

 

Tong, General Tsung, Republic of China 1947

 

Trefny, Commander W. P., Jr. 1953

 

Tsen, Captain T. C. 1957

 

United States Naval Institute 1946, 1953

 

United States Naval ROTC Unit, Cornell University 1957

 

Utley, Freda 1951

 

Wales, George H. 1957

 

Wells, Commander Tom H. 1956

 

Whitten Major General Lyman P. 1951

 

Wight, Dave 1951

 

Williams, H. S. (Hal) 1951

 

Wright, Rear Admiral C. H. 1945

 

Wu, Amy H. 1950

 

Wu, General Te-Chen, Republic of China 1939, 1947

 

Yee, Frank 1951

 

Young, Mrs. E. W. ("La Mary") circa 1950

 

Yuan, Ching-yuen 1952

 

Unidentified letters

 

Speeches and Writings 1949-1957

Scope and Contents note

Printed and typescript copies of speeches, arranged alphabetically by title, and handwritten notes.
box 3

"Important Police Activities in Wartime China," address before the Fifty-Seventh Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police 1957 July 24

 

"Navy Supply and Logistics Problems in China during W.W. II," remarks made before the U.S. Naval Supply Depot Supervisor's luncheon 1957

 

Memorandum concerning U.S. intelligence service organization in China, sent to the Chief of the Information Branch, Central Planning Staff, Central Intelligence Group 1946 May 17

 

Notes

 

Subject File 1923-1958

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, position papers, charts, histories, maps, lists, notes, observations, orders, speeches, printed materials, clippings, circulars, rosters, messages, and photographs, arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

Alaska

box 4

Alaska Railroad

 

U.S. Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 1952

 

Chennault, Major General Claire L. 1945-1948

 

China

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Maps

 

News clippings

 

Chao Hon Middle School

 

China-Burma Highway, report of trip made by Milton E. Miles 1939

 

Chinese Railway, engineers and administrative officials 1945

 

Communism

 

Currency, comparative chart of exchange and the price index of the Associated Church Treasurers in the period 1937-1945

 

Flood relief, delivery of supplies to the U.S. Marine detachment, Tientsin, China 1939 August

 

Junks and sampans, descriptive notes by Lieutenant Howard Bucknell 1953

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Kamikaze Ships, report concerning the disconnection of the motors of such ships in the Chushan Archipelago area 1945

 

Missionaries, article about "How the 'Reds' Drove American Missionaries from Wuchow" by Charles Daily in The China Weekly Review 1926 July 17

 

Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO)

box 5

Ionospheric project, settlement of payment for services

 

SACO-The Rice Paddy Navy by Roy Olin Stratton, Pleasantville, New York: C. S. Palmer Publishing Co., unbound printed copy 1950

 

Training of Chinese guerillas

 

Sino-Japanese Conflict

 

Japanese Army circular 1939

 

Snow, Edgar, "The What-the-Hell Pennant," Saturday Evening Post, 1945 November 10

 

"Some Phases of the Sino-Japanese Conflict (July to December, 1937)," by Captain W. A. Angwin 1938 December

 

U.S. Naval Intelligence reports 1937, 1939

 

U.S. Naval Group, China

 

Correspondence, memoranda, messages

 

"An Official History of the United States Naval Group, China," 1946

 

"Operational Report on U.S. Naval Group, China," an essay submitted to the Department of English History and Government, United States Naval Academy, by Midshipman W. B. Miles 1952 March

 

Postal Service, history 1945 September 15

 

Post-war relations with Chinese government 1947

 

Receipts and expenditures 1942-1944

 

U.S. Military attache personnel 1951

 

China Emergency Committee

 

Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy

 

Communism

 

French Military Mission in the Far East

 

Greece, personalities in Athens 1949

 

Guerilla warfare

 

H.M.S. Rodney, inspection visit 1940

 

Indo-China War 1947-1954

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Indonesia

 

International Naval Review, Hampton Roads, Virginia 1957 June

 

Korean War

 

Latin America

box 6

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Argentina

 

General

 

"La Campaña Antartica (The Antarctic Company), 1951-1952," article by Emilio L. Diaz

 

Peron, Juan, inauguration 1952

 

Political and military affairs

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Tierra del Fuego

 

U.S. relations with the Argentine Navy

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Bolivia

 

General

 

Bolivian attitude on regional disarmament 1955

 

Economic aid

 

Brazil

 

General

 

Anti-American propaganda

 

Brazilian National Security Council

 

Miles, Admiral Milton E., official visit 1952

 

Political and military affairs

 

U.S. Naval Mission

 

U.S. relations with the Brazilian Navy

 

Chile

 

Miles, Admiral Milton E., official visit 1951

 

Political and economic affairs, U.S. relations with the Chilean Navy

 

Colombia

 

General

 

Miles, Admiral Milton E., official visits 1951, 1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Piedrahita, Admiral Ruben

 

Political and military affairs

 

Sinking of the schooner Resolute

 

U.S. Naval Mission

 

U.S. relations with the Colombian Navy

 

Costa Rica

box 7

Pan-American Highway

 

Political and military affairs

 

U.S. relations with Costa Rica

 

Cuba

 

Political affairs

 

U.S. relations with Cuba

 

Dominican Republic

 

General

 

Cabot, John Moors, political observation tour 1953

 

U.S. relations with the Dominican Navy

 

Ecuador

 

General

 

Estero-Salvado/Puerto Nuevo project

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Plaza Lasso, President Galo

 

Political affairs and border disputes

 

United States Government Operations, summary report 1955

 

U.S. Naval Mission

 

El Salvador - Training of El Salvador Coast Guard officers aboard U.S. naval vessels and political affairs

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Guatemala

 

Guatemalan military personnel

 

Political affairs

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Haiti - U.S. relations with the Haitian Navy

 

Honduras - Political affairs

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Inter-American Defense Board

 

Mexico

 

General

 

Flood relief in Tampico (Operaciòn de Amistad/Operation Friendship) 1955

 

Military decorations

 

Military parades

 

Return to Mexico of flags caputured in the War of 1846-1848

 

Ruiz Cortines, President Adolfo, inauguration 1952

 

Salinas Carranza, General Alberto, Director of Civil Aviation

 

U.S. relations with the Mexican Navy

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Nicaragua - Somoza, President Anastasio

 

Panama

box 8

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Assassination of President Jose Antonio Remon 1955

 

Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Panama 1953

 

Overland trail from David to Chiriquicito

 

Panama Canal

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Panama Railroad

 

Political, economic, and diplomatic affairs

 

1954 January - 1955 August

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

1955 September - 1956 March

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

U.S. relations with Panama

 

Paraguay - Miles, Admiral Milton E., official visit (includes photographs) 1955

 

Peru

 

General

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

Border controversy between Peru and Ecuador

 

Crops and livestock, reply by United States Operations Mission to an inquiry by Arnold J. Toynbee

 

Maritime technical assistance

 

Miles, Admiral Milton E., trip on the Marañón and Ucayali Rivers 1954

 

Peruvian naval interests

 

Transporation and sanitary conditions along the Amazon River

 

U.S. Naval Mission

Scope and Contents note

Includes declassified records returned to file after November 2015 release by Hoover.
 

U.S. relations with Peru

 

Uruguay

 

General

 

Martinez Trueba, President Andrés, inauguration 1951 March

 

Venezuela

 

Betancourt, Romulo

 

Larrazabal Ugueto, Wolgan

 

Military personnel

 

Miles, Admiral Milton E.

box 9

General

 

Biographies and vitae

 

Citations, commendations, letters of appreciation

 

Papers of Admiral Miles relating to New York Naval District, notes on

 

Return trip from China 1945

 

Neutralism in Asia

 

"Operation-Remember" (Honoring Wartime Leaders and Enlisted Heroes of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps) 1957 May

 

Pearl Harbor, Admiral Husband E. Kimmel's reply to the remarks of Congressman Clarence Cannon concerning the Japanese attack in December 1941, 1958

 

Permanent Joint Board on Defense (Canada-United States)

 

General

 

Canadian National Defense College and Army Staff College

 

Fort Churchill, Manitoba

 

Frobisher Bay, Royal Canadian Air Force unit

 

U.S. Naval Ordinance Test Station, China Lake

 

Tai, General Li, death and funeral services 1946-1947

 

Turkey

 

American fleet visit 1949

 

Joint Military Mission for Aid to Turkey, officer personnel 1951

 

U.S. Army, Arctic orientation tours 1951-1952

 

U.S., Department of State, relations with Latin America, address by John M. Cabot, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American affairs 1953 October 9 and 14

 

U.S. Navy

 

Administration, principles and problems

 

Inspection of defense project facilities (Bell Telephone Laboratory, RCA Victor Company, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Bendix Company, Electro Dynamic Companies), by M. E. Miles 1940-1941

 

Inspection of U.S. Naval Missions in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Haiti, memorandum by E. J. Foster

 

Naval interests in Latin America

 

Personnel, Asiatic Fleet and Station 1939-1941

 

U.S.S. Atlantic, sinking of vessel 1942

 

U.S.S. John D. Edwards, loss of ration records 1942

 

U.S.S. Juneau, sinking of the vessel 1942

 

U.S.S. Panay, inquiry into the sinking of the vessel 1937

 

U.S.S. Preble, visit to Kobe, Japan 1923

 

U.S.S. Saratoga, special report on detachment by Lieutenant Jeffrey C. Metzel 1930

 

U.S. Senate - Investigation of Communism by the Subcommittee on Internal Security of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary 1955

 

Yu, General Ta-Wei, biographical data 1951

 

Zikawei Observatory 1946

 

Miscellaneous

 

Photographs

General note

35 photos / 1 negative / 4 envelopes
envelope A

1 group photo of the Inter-American Defense Board, July, 1951, with a list of members attached; 1 photo of M. E. Miles with President Galo Plaza lasso of Ecuador at the Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, 1951. 1 photo of M. E. Miles with Captain D'Ambrosio and Admiral Aqwar of the Argentine Navy and Colonel Porch of the U.S. Army, circa early 1950s; 3 photos of the body of Gilmer Fisher, killed in the "Campeche Affair" in Mexico in 1953, with a letter from Abraham Katz, American Vice Consul, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, attached; 8 photos of M. E. Miles with Venezuelan naval officers during a visit to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, circa June, 1951, with notes from Captain Oscar Ghersy Gomez and Commander Wolfgang Larrazabal attached

envelope B

4 photos of Chinese junks flying American flags, circa 1945; 1 photo of M. E. Miles with Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr., and Commander Ed Burroughs, undated; 1 photo of M. E. Miles visiting Chiang Kai-shek in Chungking, China, circa April-May, 1942

envelope C

1 photo of M. E. Miles riding in a helicopter from the U. S. S. Worcester, undated; 1 photo of Queen Fredericka of Greece and Admiral T. S. Combs during a royal visit aboard the U. S. S. DesMoines, November 3, 1949

envelope D

8 photos of M. E. Miles during a visit to the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4, Point Barrow, Alaska, January, 1952; 3 photos of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense (Canada-U.S.), circa 1951-1952; 1 photo of M. E. Milesbeing welcomed to Miramare Castle, Trieste, 1948; 1 negative of a $20,000 check payable to M. E. Miles, March 18, 1942

 

Declassified U.S. Government Records 1951-1955

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfiled records determined by the government to be unclassified. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
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2010 release of records 1954

Scope and Contents note

Available as PDF files. Arranged chronologically by date of creation.
 

2015 November release of records 1950s

Scope and Contents note

See individual folders in SUBJECT FILE series.
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