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Title
Servicemen working on ship newsletter aboard the USS Meigs
Date Created and/or Issued
1952-01
Contributing Institution
Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection
The Korean War Photography of Hanson A. Williams, Jr
Rights Information
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Description
Air Force and Army soldiers work on the USS Meigs newsletter, called the Meigs-o-phone. The Meigs-o-phone reported ship-related news as well as a compilation of recent international and war-related news for troops traveling on the ship. The soldiers are identified in the margin of the print, L to R: Sergeant Norman King, Private Seiichi Miyakawa, S.I.C Kenneth White, S/Sergeant Jack Thompson, and T-Sergeant Robert White. This photo is part of a series documenting Williams’ shipping out to Korea. The journey started in Pittsburg, California (Camp Stoneman), where a ferry carried troops to San Francisco for embarkation to Japan, and on to Korea. The bulk of the journey took place on the USS General M. C. Meigs Navy transport ship, which sailed from San Francisco to Yokohama, Japan between January 14th and 28th, 1952. A note included with the negative reads: Editor T/Sgt. Robert White, 26, of Vallejo Calif.-married-wife Jeanne-son Chad-general Training Supervisor 29 N Daniels Vallejo-Calif. Reporter S/Sgr. Jack Thompson, 24, originally Alpassao, Mich-Wife, Jean. Living Lullahowa Tennes. (404 W Volmey St. Public Relations Supervisor. Superior Sgt. Norman King, 20, of Iowa Campbell. Wife Marge. living Baldwin PR 14409 E Olive St. Air Radio Operator. S.I.C Kenneth White Army, 20,-born and living in San Gabriel-Unmarried-9052 Camino Real -San Gabriel. Mimeograph Operator. Private Seiichi Miyakawa, Army, 24, from Los Angeles, home Chicago-wife Muiger [?] in San Fransisco 4404 S. Eellis Ave. Chicago Ill.
Type
Image
Identifier
http://cdm15730.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15730coll5/id/2698
Subject
Military life
Military personnel
War
Ships
Ocean travel
Military mobilizations
Typewriters
Writing
Journalism
Newspapers

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