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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of Chief Radioman
Salvador R. Carbajal

Biographical Note

Before entering the Navy, Salvador Carbajal was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He joined the Navy in 1938, serving in World War II, Korea, and the Taichen Island operation in China. His most remembered assignment was as a member of a Naval Group of Guerillas, Intelligence Agents and Weather Observers behind the Japanese lines in Asia. The group, known as SAC (Sino-American Cooperative), began shortly after Pearl Harbor strictly as a weather reporting unit. It grew into a more complex organization, providing the Navy, the Army's 14th Air Force, and Chinese and American Army Headquarters with intelligence on enemy ship, troop, and supply movements.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, orders, memoranda, messages, certificates, citations, printed material and photographs concerning Chief Carbajal's career as Radioman and Teletype Operator and Repairman. There is an item by item listing of the documentation contained in the Enlistment Correspondence, Letters of Advancement and Acknowledgment, Orders, Memoranda and Messages, Retirement, Certificates and Citations, and Identification Cards and Decals folders in Series I: Biographical Information. There is also an item by item listing of the letters held in Series II: Correspondence. Each photograph in Series V: Photographs is also identified.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Salvador R. Carbajal, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy--Radiomen.
United States. Navy--Petty officers.
United States. Navy--Job descriptions.
United States. Navy--Communication systems.
World War, 1939-1945.


0.25 cubic feet

13 August 2002