Title: Vice Admiral Calvin Durgin Photo Collection
Description: Approximately 125 photographs of the World War II service of Vice Admiral Calvin Durgin, donated by his daughter, Phyllis Sherrill. Iwo Jima campaign, showing the island, Japanese fortifications, and LSM-264, LST-724, LST-760, LST-788, LST-808, LST-779, LCT-1243; Okinawa campaign, showing USS Tulagi FM-1 plane shot down by friendly fire, landing ships in waves, Japanese suicide boat, sightseeing including locals, Japanese tunnel, Japanese surrender to General Stillwell 7 September 1945; Japanese pilot boards USS Lunga Point (CVE-94) to guide it into Wakayama, Japan; views ashore at Wakayama; sailors crowded on deck of USS Tennessee (BB-43) off Wakanoura; views of September 1945 typhoon damage at Wakanoura, including LST-965, LST-890, LST-555, and YMS-478 grounded or washed ashore; views of officers and men on board USS Makin Island (CVE-93), including Durgin, as well as views of the ship and the shoot down of a target drone; FM-2 crash on board USS Salamaua (CVE-96); USS Tennessee in heavy seas, views of natives with individuals including Durgin and Rear Admiral Felix Stump; Kerama Ratto anchorage with ships including USS Pinkney (APH-2); USS Louisville kamikaze action. Some photos have been assigned NH numbers or removed to the NH collection: NH 99119, NH 99120, NH 99121, NH 99122, NH 104440, NH 104441, NH 104442, NH 104443.
Donor: Phyllis Sherrill
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Format: Black and white photographs
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For associated textual materials, please visit the donated personal papers collection of Admiral Calvin T. Durgin