Below is an outline of each folder
S-563-A: Admiral Hewitt receiving the “Palm” for Army Distinguished Service Medal from LtGen. Jacob Devers, in France, circa late1944.
S-563-B: 13 portraits and other miscellaneous photos of ADM Hewitt, taken circa 1942-1946. FADM Ernest J. King is also seen in one image.
S-563-C: 13 photos relating to ADM Hewitt’s activities in 1942-1943, including: ADM and Mrs. Hewitt at a press conference, New York, January 1943; Hewitt presenting Silver Star medal to Major F.M. Rogers, USMCR; Hewitt with CAPT Robert M. Morris, USN, new USN representative at Algiers; and Hewitt onboard USS Ancon (AGC-4) during Salerno Operation, September 7-8, 1942.
S-563-D: 6 photos of Senator Richard Russell (of GA) visiting Algiers, August 12, 1943, inspecting HQ personnel of Commander, Naval Forces, Northwest African Waters.
S-563-E: 6 photos of Hewitt’s birthday party, given by his staff, ca 1943-1945.
S-563-F: 8 photos of Hewitt presenting awards on board LCT-24, at Naples, 1944
S-563-G: 23 miscellaneous photos of Hewitt activities in 1944, including press conference at Naples after Anzio landings, circa February-March, 1944; high ranking officers aboard USS Catoctin (AGC-5); inspecting crews of a French Cruiser (probably Gloire) and USS LCI(L)-194; at HQ of US Naval Detachment (place unknown) and inspecting ship’s galley; SECNAV James Forrestal and his aid CAPT Roper, at Naples (8th Fleet HQ), August, 1944; 8th fleet Christmas celebrations, 1944.
S-563-H: 16 photos related to the invasion of Southern France, August 1944, including: Hewitt & party on USS Catoctin and ashore; German prisoners of war, including VADM Ruhfus, German Commander at Toulon; German shells landing near French Cruiser Georges Leygues; LST unloading on beach and French troops marching inland after landing; local people greeting Allies; free French partisans routing up Collaborators; liberation celebrations in Toulon (see NHF-143-E for more images taken from this group)
S-563-I: 15 photos from Senate Sub-Committee visiting NAS Port Lyautey, Morocco, December 1944.
S-563-J: 9 photos of Hewitt’s relief as Commander, US Naval Forces in Northwest African Waters & 8th Fleet by VADM William A. Glassford, April 11, 1945 and Hewitt’s departure for the US.
S-563-K: 13 photos of Hewitt in Europe and Morocco, 1945, participating in ceremonies, inspections, awards presentations, etc. Other persons seen include: British Foreign Minister Bevin. Places seen: NAS Port Lyautey, Morocco (inspection of US personnel); Toulon (first anniversary of Southern France landings) and one photo taken aboard French Cruiser Montcalm.
S-563-L: 22 photos of Hewitt in London, 1945-1946, include: at English Speaking Union gathering with Ambassador Winnant and First Lord A.V. Alexander; at a meeting of US Naval representatives; presenting awards in ceremonies at Hyde Park and Grosvenor Square; presenting medals to distinguished British Naval Officers.
S-563-M: 16 photos of Hewitt’s activities in Europe, 1946, including: receiving a medal from Greek Navy Minister Peter Mavronihalis, Athens, circa April 1946; aboard USS Helena (CA-75), September 1946; at Southampton, England, 1946, with RADM Cooley and Sir Andrew Cunningham; with Ambassador and Mrs. Alan G. Kirk at Brussels, Belgium; at Copenhagen, Denmark with Mrs. Hewitt.
S-563-N: 12 photos of miscellaneous Hewitt activities in 1945-1947 and later, including: on USS Enterprise (CV-6) with British Frist Lord A.V. Alexander and ADM A.B. Cunningham; at Hackensack, NJ, for Armistice Day ceremonies, 1946-1947; at various locations in the for presentations and awards ceremonies
S-563-O: photo album containing 27 photographs taken at Manati, Cuba, April 1917 when USS Eagle (commanded by LT Hewitt) was guarding a sugar mill. The photos show ship’s crew serving as a landing party, on horseback, and in a machine gun carrying automobile. Also included are views of the salvage operations on the wreck of USS Memphis