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

Papers of Captain
Flave J. George,

Biographical Note

Captain Flave J. George was commanding officer of USS Catalpa, Majaba, Pawnee, Chain, and Vesuvius during World War II. He served as port captain on Guadalcanal between his ship tours and also conducted a salvage operation on Racife.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Captain George's diaries while commanding USS Catalpa, Majaba, Pawnee, Chain, and Vesuvius; letters; and a scrapbook kept on Vesuvius describing the ship's commissioning, shakedown, operations off Okinawa, the Philippines, and Japan, and photographs of the ship and crew.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Flave J. George, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

United States. Navy--History--Sources.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.


0.25 cubic feet

6 September 2002