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BOX 10-14 Unification File, 1945-1947
Correspondence, notes, and printed material relating to the reorganization of the nation’s defense forces and universal military training after World War II.
Arranged by type of material.
BOX 10 Unification, 1945
BOX 11 Unification, 1946-1951
Source and reference material
BOX 12 Clippings
(5 folders)
BOX 13 Correspondence
Committee on Expenditures
Eberstadt, Ferdinad
Flanders, Ralph E.
Gayle, Gordon
Heinl, R. D., Jr.
Hittle, J. D.
Hurst, E. Hunter
Hutchins, Lyford
Johnson, Melvin M., Jr.
Lawrence, David
Lesser, Julian
Merwin, Davis
Minifie, James M., New York Herald Tribune
Morse, Wayne
Nashville Banner
Payne, Robert
Radford, A. W.
Richards, Guy
Robinson, General
San Francisco Chronicle
Schatzel, DeWolf
Stiff, Houston
Miscellaneous
BOX 14 A Review . . . of Developments under the National Security Act of 1947
Brief of Joint Strategic Survey Series 1478
Extracts from the testimony of the Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, 1946
Analytical report on unification 1947
BOX 15 Speeches and Writings File, 1946-1955
Speeches, article and related correspondence.
Arranged by type of material
BOX 15 Speeches, 1946-1955
(8 folders)
Articles
"Power Hungry Men in Uniform" Collier's Magazine, 27 Aug. 1949
Collier's Magazine, correspondence relating to article
BOX 15-22 Official Materials, 1917-1955
Correspondence, military records, reports, and notebooks.
Arranged by subject.
BOX 15 Edson's military records
Headquarters Marine Corps, correspondence
Major general commandant, 1919-1935
Official, 1947-1955
Adverse recommendations, 1918-1927
BOX 16 Letters of commendation and award citations, 1920-1949
Orders, 1917-1955
(4 folders)
Aviation Section
Board of investigation and inquiry, 1919-1933
Commissions
BOX 17 Courts martial service
Leave
Ordnance
Pay
Transportation
Medical records
Diary of Fourth Brigade, Marine Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, 30 May-30 June 1918
Aviator flight log books, 1922-1927 (3 books)
BOX 18 Rio Coco patrol files
Personnel reports, Nov. 1928-Mar. 1929
Detachment rosters, promotions/reductions
Patrol roster
Travel orders
Courts martial, office hours
Investigation
Pay records
Medical officer
Communication officer
Special orders
Amusements
Commanding officer, San Jose de Bocay
For action
Miscellaneous
BOX 19 Intelligence reports
Intelligence
A-2
B-2
R-2
(2 folders)
Air mission, 1924-1928
Coco patrol
General information, memoranda, etc.
Confiscated material
BOX 20 Personal
Funds
Maps
Operations reports
Eastern area
R-3
Special orders
Coco patrol
General, small wars
Quartermaster
General
Funds
Supply records
Brigade and regiment
Ration records
Post exchange funds
BOX 21 Review of the Organization and Operation of the Guardia Nacional De Nicaragua
Small Wars Operations, 1935 revision
Rifle team, 1936
BOX 22 Rifle team notebook
Aviators flight log book, Sept. 1941-May 1947
"Tarawa" message journal
Message journal, First Marine Division and Fifth Amphibious Corps
Op-30M-Conference
Rosters
Notes
Minutes
Journal, China theater
Defense Advisory Committee, prisoners of war
Lesson outlines
Coco patrol
Tarawa operation
BOX 23-28 General Correspondence, 1945-1955
Letters received and copies of letters sent.
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