Finding aid (Word)
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of papers collected by Robert L. Burns. Burns, an Aviation Machinist's Mate, served on seaplane tender USS Kenneth Whiting and the carrier Ranger.
There are two series in the collection. In Series I, Publications, are newsletters and booklets from Ranger and Kenneth Whiting. Included are a souvenir booklet from Ranger's 1937 cruise to Peru, containing photographs, cartoons, an itinerary of the ship's Peruvian visit, and a lengthy section on the Neptune Party held during the cruise. Other items in this series include three issues of the newsletter "Kenneth Whiting Wilco," and a photographic booklet called "Life Aboard the Kenneth Whiting." The Publications Series is arranged alphabetically by title.
Series II, Photographs, contains photos of Burns, Captain John S. McCain, group shots of crewmembers and Burns' class at Aviation Machinist's School, aircraft, and photographs of Ranger, Saratoga, and Lexington.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Aviation Machinist's Mate Robert L. Burns, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
Subject Headings (LCSH)
McCain, John S.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.
United States. Navy--Aviation machinists.
World War, 1939-1945.
Kenneth Whiting (Ship).