Finding aid (Word)
Paul Ralph Heineman was born on 7 December 1897 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Northeast High School and Central Manual Training School before his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1916. As a Midshipman, he served during World War I on USS New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Graduated and commissioned Ensign in June 1919, he attained the rank of Captain to date from 18 June 1942. During World War II he had duty as Commander Destroyer Division 13 and various Task Units within Task Force 24, after which he served as Anti-Submarine Warfare Office on the staff of Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet. On 30 June 1949, he was transferred to the Retired List of the U.S. Navy and advanced to the grade of Rear Admiral on the basis of combat citations.
Scope and Content Note
The Papers of Rear Admiral Paul Heineman concern convoy escort and anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic during World War II. There are three series: Series I, Escort Logs, holds logs from convoys commanded by Heineman.
In Series II are Subject Files kept by Heineman while commanding officer USS Moffett. They continue through his service with Destroyer Division 13, Task Unit 24.1.3, and Fleet Anti-submarine Warfare Officer.
Finally, Series III contains Subject Files of Destroyer Division 13 under Commander R.E. Webb, D.L. Ryan, and Heineman. The bulk of these files date from 1941-1943. Topics covered include anti-submarine warfare, fuelling at sea, and convoy operations in general during the Battle of the Atlantic.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Paul R. Heineman, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
Subject Headings (LCSH)
World War, 1939-1945--Naval Operations, American.
Anti-submarine Warfare--United States.
United States. Navy. Destroyer Division 13.
United States. Navy. Destroyer Squadron 7.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.