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East Asia Military Deployment Photograph Album, 1941-1954View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1953
The East Asia Military Deployment Photograph Album is composed of 66 mounted photographs, 21 loose photographs, three newspaper clippings, a Christmas card, and a leaflet. The materials document an unknown United States Marine Corp officer's experiences in East Asia and Bermuda between 1941 and 1954.
ID: P 338
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: This collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: East Asia Military Deployment Photograph Album (P 338), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The East Asia Military Deployment Photograph Album was acquired by the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in 2017.
Acquired: 2017.
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Container List

Series 1: Photograph Album, 1953 Add to Shelf
Series 1 is comprised of a scrapbook which includes 67 mounted photographs from the creator's time in Japan and Korea during and just after the Korean war. The album includes images of the scrapbook's creator; scenes of Hiroshima and Iwo Jima, Japan; military bases and camps in Japan and Korea; and the day-to-day activities of U.S. soldiers. Many of the photographs are annotated with handwritten captions in the album and on the reverse side of the photographs. Captions that appear on the reverse of the photographs, where present, are transcribed as item titles in the Series 1 container list.
Item P338:01: Portrait of album creator, circa 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:02: "Iwo Jima", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:03: "Iwo Jima", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:04: "In front of fence L-R M Sgt Hopper; M Sft Geantali; M Sgt Rose / Back of fence L-R Me; M Sgt Edder; M Sgt Lairren; M Sgt Croft; M Sgt Armandtrout; M Sgt Scott; M Sgt Richadrson; M Sgt Krueger; M Sgt Walters; M Sgt Haas / Johnston Isle", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:05: "Front of fence L-R Rose; Walters; Geantali; Thompson / Back of fence L-R: Armandtrout; Croft; Scott; Hopper; Edder; Richardson; Haas; Krueger; Talbot / Johnston Isle", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:06: "Ben and Highballs, Yamato Hotel, Kure; / L-R across picture: Mom San; Me; Thompson; Scott; Serving Girl", June 13, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:07: "In garden at Yamato Hotel", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:08: "Boats over oyster beds outside signal room window", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:09: "Squad Room in barrracks, Eta Jima / That is me sleeping face down in top bunk rt. rear", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:10: "Gates to trains, Kure Station", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:11: "Eating with chopsticks at low Jap table in Yamato Hotel Room / Krueger missed the table and me kneeling in this shot (poor angle)", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:12: "On balcony overlooking garden. Yamato Hotel, Kure. w/ Krueger", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:13: "In front of Kure R.R. Sta.", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:14: "Inside, under dome, Hiroshima Memorial", June 15, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:15: "Look at ruins, Hiroshima", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:16: "Krueger and myself at entrance to memorial ruins at Hiroshima", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:17: "Looking up at dome (from inside), Hiroshima Memorial", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:18: "Movie stars", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:19: "Japanese movie star on location at Hiroshima Memorial", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:20: "Thompson, Krueger and myself in front of Hiroshima Memorial", June 14, 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:21: "Iwo Jima", June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:22: Album creator standing in street, June 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:23: "Men on hike led by Maj. Flythe", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:24: "In front of my Weapons Co. tent", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:25: "[Self portrait] taken by myself with timer", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:26: "X, Tom, M Sgt. Mickey Flynn", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:27: "Arty position near here", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:28: "Looking back over hike route which comes up this draw", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:29: "W, 2/7, slop chute", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:30: "Looking West from W, 2/7 area", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:31: Portrait of album creator, September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:32: "Korean tombstone. Guess he guards the grave. Must have been a wealthy guy judging by the size of the statue", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:33: "Some Weapons Co. men moving the sh-- house", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:34: "T. Sgt. Clark from Weapons Co 2/7", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:35: "M. Sgt. Mickey Flynn H&S Co. 1st Sgt. now formely of Fox Co. 2/7", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:36: "Whirly-bird coming in over head to pcik up supplies for hill top positions in basket slung underneath.  1/300 of second shutter speed almost stops the rotos", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:37: "Looking east toward Weapons Company area (Camp Mathews). Movie & Chapel & Shower Unit in foreground", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:38: "Weapons Co. office", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:39: "Staff Mess / Humes in center", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:40: View toward Bn C.O.'s tent from W,2/7 area, September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:41: "Me sleeping after one of those up all night deals", July 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:42: "Camp Lee, Korea", July 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:43: "Taking a bath in a rice paddy. Before truce was signed. M. Sgt. Holmes, center", July 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:44: "View leaving Camp Matthews", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:45: "Coffee in the tent. (Taken with timer)", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:46: "M. Sgt. Williams after hike", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:47: "Sgt. L. B. Turner. He was selected for O.C.S. at Quantico, Va. (day he left)", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:48: Album creator in front of Sergeant Major's office - "See Honey I'm all ASS-BACKWARDS" [lettered in reverse], October 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:49: "Tom Humes, X, and T . Sgt. Fetterof", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:50: "View from Staff Mess of Camp", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:51: "Cooling off at spring on hike", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:52: "Camp Memorial marker", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:53: Tanks on road - "This scene is also backward", October 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:54: "Arty position we pass on hike", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:55: "View on hike", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:56: "X & Lon Humes", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:57: "At Beer Bust / Shower unit in background", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:58: "At desk in Weapons Co. office", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:59: "Awards ceremony", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:60: "Weapons Co. Beer Bust / L to R Lt. Wall, X, a kid we call Skosh (meaning small in Korean)", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:61: "Capt. Butler and X", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:62: Soldier in lavatory tent - "Can you guess what I'm doing even though it is reversed?", October 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:63: "This was taken just as I was coming into the Weapons Co. area returning from a hike. I was really beat. Picture taken by Lt. Jenkins", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:64: "Took this of the famous Monroe Calendar - Slightly out of focus but not too bad. Layed it on ground in sunlight to take shot", October 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:65: Portrait of album creator - "Self-taken in my tent", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Item P338:66: "Making soup at night. Lon, T. Sgt. Morgan & X (made with timer)", September 1953 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Loose Materials, 1941-1954 Add to Shelf
Series 2 is comprised of loose materials found with the East Asia Military Deployment Photograph Album including newspaper clippings, photographic prints, a leaflet from the Kyoei Industry Co., and an undated Christmas card from a child. The newspaper clippings report on the establishment of U.S. Naval Air Station Bermuda on Tucker's Island, Bermuda in 1941 and the 1954 arrival of the Marine Phoenix military transport ship in San Francisco, California from Inchon, Korea. The photographs include an image of three women on a beach (perhaps in Bermuda); eighteen shots taken in East Asia, likely China, during or directly following World War II; a portrait of a Japanese woman; and a portrait of four unknown U.S. Marine Corps Soldiers.
Box-Folder 1.1: Loose Photographs, circa 1945-1953 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.2: Loose Clippings, Leaflet, and Christmas Card, 1941-1954 Add to Shelf