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Collection TitleCL 98 U.S.S. Chemung PapersCreatorBooth Library
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Two sided sheet from Recruit Training Command, USN Training Center,Great Lakes,Illinois titled "Information Concerning Recruit Reservists Annual Two Weeks Training Duty At U.S.Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illnois".Document013202
A sheet concerning tourists trips from Subic Bay,Phillipines, to Pagsanjan and the"Hundred Islands Tour".Document013203
A Christmas/New Year's greeting letter from Captain Gummerson of the U.S.S.Chemung to the crew. No year is given.Document013204
Large black and white photograph of the U.S.S.Chemung with the legend:"Launching hull of U.S.S.Chemung Sparrows Point Maryland March 10, 1942;Commissioned July 3, 1941Photograph013301
Folder is titled "AO-30 Book of Plans(U.S.S.Chemung)5/8/43(Dummy-(Original in OS11). Contains a strip of paper with a sketch of the U.S.S.Chemung.Document013401
Large black and white glossy photograph,an aerial view of the U.S.S. Chemung.Photograph013501
An issue of "The Malay Tribune" The Newspaper of the People of malaya,dated Singapore,Tuesday, October 23, 1945.Newspaper013601
A six page mimeographed 'Navy Courier N O B Casablanca"; dated May 5,1945.with subtitles "The War in Europe","The War Against Japan" and "News from the U.S.".Document013701
A mimeographed issue,Vol.1,No.1, of "The Chemung Shebang" and dated 22 October 1945,six pages.Document013801
Two copies of the U.S.S.Chemung's "Newspaper","The Mouthpiece":Vol 1,No2(10 pages) and Vol 1,N0.3(14 pages)"Back to the USA!!".Newsletters013901
Three copies of "The Chemung Scoop" four pages each and dated Saturday,Monday & Tuesday Morning, September first,third and fourth, 1945Newsletters014001
Two printed Thanksgiving Menus with covers in color from the U.S.S.Chemung,one dated 1944,the other with no date. Menus014201
A menu with a red cover from the U.S.S.Chemung decorated with bells and titled Christmas 1944.Menu014301
Newspaper clipping regarding the U.S.S.Chemung's miles of travel back and forth across the Atlantic: 28 times, 257,945 miles,MORE THAN THE DISTANCE TO THE MOON!!!Newspaper Clipping014401
A membership card to the "Domain of Neptune Rex" issued to Warren H. Wright on November 4, 1945.Membership Card014501
Small black and white photograph of the U.S.S.Chemung c. 1942-1945.Photograph014601
A one rupee paper bill issued by the Japanese GovernmentPaper Money014701
A Navy Pay Receipt signed by Warren H.Wright of the USS Chemung on September 1, 1944 for ten dollars. Receipt014801
A memorandum from Lt.(JG)O'Connor to navy personnel eligible for discharge and dated September 27, 1945.Memorandum014901
A newspaper clipping of a "Sympathy Chi" which entitles the bearer to bearer to 100 words of sympathy from the ChaplainClipping015001
A mimeographed seventeen page "Brief Rembrance(sic)Things Past and Almost Forgotten" Flotsam and Jetsam from The Daily Log of Jammes D."Shine'Crisafulli. Annual Reunion of the Officers and Men of the USS Chemung A030,Chatanooga,Tenn. July 1974, Charles A. Webb,Host.Booklet015101
Printed menus(two) from the USS Chemung dated July 25 & 26,1917 with black and white photo of the Chemung on the inside of the front cover, second menu(no Cover) attached to back of Chemung photograph.Menus015201
Christmas 1975 newsletter from the Winglers(Fern & Capt. Ray) with mention of the USS Chemung.Newsletter015301
A six page mimeographed newsletter:"Remembrance of Things Past and Almost Forgotten". Flotsam and jetysam from the Daily Log of James D."Shine"Crisafulli.Annual reunion of the officers and men of the USS Chemung A030,Winterhaven,Florida October 1976,Robert Williams,Host.Newsletter015401
A letter dated June 23,1977 from Charles and Nan Webb inviting crew members & family to the U.S.S.Chemung reunion in Chatanooga,Tenn on July 29th and 30th;includes a stamped postmarked(June 21st,Chatanooga)envelope.Letter015501
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