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

Papers of Captain
James W. Williams,

Scope and Content Note

Captain James W. Williams directed all military sealift operations in the port of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He coordinated requirements and shipping with user services and terminal operators, represented Commander, Military Sealift Command Southwest Asia in Joint and Allied planning meetings, and served as sub-area commander for the Persian Gulf.

The collection is comprised of biographical data, official and personal correspondence, printed material, photographs/negatives, and miscellany. Personal correspondence between Captain Williams and his wife, Beverly, makes up the bulk of this collection. Letters and cards from his son, mother, and friends are also included in the personal correspondence series.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of James W. Williams, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.


1.25 cubic feet

3 July 2003