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S-009 CAPT Lloyd G. Findley, USNR Collection

S-009 Captain Lloyd G. Findley, USNR Collection. Photographs and documents concerning the Trust Territory of the Pacific, primarily 1945-1950. Internment and repatriation of Japanese POWs and civilians on Saipan, Japanese surrender on Saipan December 1945. Many scenes of natives and locales on islands including Truk, Rota, Ponape, Pagan, Palau, Yap, Saipan, Angaur, Carolines, American Samoa, Majuro, Likiep, Kwajalein. Persons seen include Senator Ernest McFarland, Rear Admiral H.R. Thurber, Admiral Arthur Radford. US and Japanese warships including USS LST-1039, USS LST 611, USS Roque (AG-137) USS Whidbey (AG-141), and Japanese merchant ship Tsukushi Maru. Documents transferred to Operational Archives and Navy Department Library. Approximately 3 folders of material.
Title: CAPT Lloyd G. Findley, USNR Collection
Caption: Collection photo number S-009.01: CDR Lloyd G. Findley, 1946
Description: S-009 Captain Lloyd G. Findley, USNR Collection. Photographs and documents concerning the Trust Territory of the Pacific, primarily 1945-1950. Internment and repatriation of Japanese POWs and civilians on Saipan, Japanese surrender on Saipan December 1945. Many scenes of natives and locales on islands including Truk, Rota, Ponape, Pagan, Palau, Yap, Saipan, Angaur, Carolines, American Samoa, Majuro, Likiep, Kwajalein. Persons seen include Senator Ernest McFarland, Rear Admiral H.R. Thurber, Admiral Arthur Radford. US and Japanese warships including USS LST-1039, USS LST 611, USS Roque (AG-137) USS Whidbey (AG-141), and Japanese merchant ship Tsukushi Maru. Documents transferred to Operational Archives and Navy Department Library. Approximately 3 folders of material.
Accession #: S File
Catalog #: S-009
Donor: CAPT Lloyd G. Findley
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Related Content

S-009-A
Journals, clippings, documents related to the Trust Territories, transferred to the Library.

 

S-009-B
Japanese APD T-19 with Japanese POW’s at Saipan, 1946, visit by Senator Ernest McFarland, shown with Captain Don Smith. Japanese civilian detention camps, Saipan, 1945. Burning of detention camps, 1946. Government picnic 1945 with fishermen. Surrender of last Japanese holdouts on Saipan, December 1945, Captain Oda. Evacuation of Japanese civilians from Saipan on board USS LST-1039 and Japanese merchant ship Tsukushi Maru. Evacuation of Japanese, Okinawan, Korean civilians from Saipan detention camp, 1946. Views of Saipan military government compound. Commander Gordon Findley, Military Government Commanding Officer. Scenes with local islanders, buildings, public relations events, holiday celebrations, native dancers, sports, and other activities.

 

S-009-C
Inspection trips at numerous locations in the Trust Territories, including Truk,  Rota, Ponape, Pagan, Palau, Yap, Saipan, Angaur, late 1940’s. Rear Admiral H.R. Thurber, IG of CINCPACFLT. Scenes including classrooms, beaches, natives, aircraft (PBM, C-47, SNB), reconstruction after typhoon, USS LST 611, USS Roque (AG-137),  ceremonies, boats. Admiral Arthur Radford visits various locations, May 1950, including Carolines, American Samoa, Majuro, Likiep, Kwajalein. Visiting Mission of the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations, 1950. USS Whidbey (AG-141).

 

S-009-D
Bikini atomic bomb explosion 1946. Tinian atomic bomb assembly building. Japanese war dead repatriation on Iwo Jima, 1953.

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