Donald A. Forsyth World War II Photographs

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Donald A. Forsyth World War II Photographs
Creator: Forsyth, Donald A.
Call Number: D.358
Dates: 1943-1945
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1
Collection Overview
Title: Donald A. Forsyth World War II Photographs
Creator: Forsyth, Donald A.
Call Number: D.358
Dates: 1943-1945
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Donald A. Forsyth (1921- ) began his studies at the University of Rochester in the fall of 1939. He entered the United States Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School at Columbia University in April 1, 1943 and graduated in July 28, 1943. The UR Class of 1943 sent six men to the Midshipmen's School. They returned at the end of April for the UR graduation ceremoies in the Eastman Theater.

He was assigned to the U.S.S. Richard S. Bull D.E. 402. and served on the ship in Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands in October 1944.

Scope and Content
The photographs document the Midshipmen's class marching in formation on July 3, 1943. However, most of the photographs are taken aboard the D.E. 402. showing Neptune Ceremonies as they cross the Equator and life on shipboard during wartime.

Subject(s):
World War (1939-1945)
Military operations, Naval
Photographs
Forsyth, Donald A.
United States. Navy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donald A.Forsyth donated the photographs to the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections on June 6, 2006.Access
The Donald A. Forsyth World War II Photographs is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Donald A. Forsyth World War II Photographs, D.358, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Content List
Contents:
Box 1
Folder 1:
a. Columbia University Midshipmen's School July 3, 1943. Five photographs including one of Don Forsyth and classmate Dick Secrest.
b. Selective Service Registration card dated Feb. 16, 1942.
c. Card announcing the graduation ceremonies from the Midshipmen's School on July 28, 1943.
d. Membership card in the Officer's Club Pearl Harbor, June 2, 1944.
Folder 2:
a. Induction ceremonies for King Neptune as the U.S.S. Richard S. Bull D.E. 402 crosses the equator in 1944. Six photographs.
b. Certificate of membership in the Domain of Neptunus Rex dated August 12, 1944.
c. Membership card in the Imperial Domain of the Golden Dragon as the ship crosses th e180th Meridian at July 21, 1944.
Folder 3: Life on shipboard. Eight photographs.
Folder 4: Photographs of downed pilot being rescued and returned to Ship. Seven photographs.
Folder 5: D.E.402 refueling at sea from escort carrier. Seven photographs.
Folder 6:
a. Photographs on land, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands.
b. Clippings about military activity at Leyte Gulf (2).


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