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Layton, Rear Admiral Edwin T. Papers 


Dates: 1945

Collection Number: COLL/696 

Finding aid (Word)

See also: Profiles in Duty: Edwin T. Layton

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains three narratives written by Rear Admiral Edwin Layton concerning Japanese commerce raiders and fleet actions during the Pacific Campaign. It is arranged in four folders. The first folder, titled "Flea Bites Dog," contains a translation of the Japanese official history of their naval operations, mainly the effect of the U. S. carrier strikes. The second folder, "2nd K Operation," contains the combined fleet plans to collect intelligence on U.S. forces before the battle of Midway. The third folder covers the war on merchant shipping, "24 Sentai: Japan's Commerce Raiders." The fourth folder contains source materials used for Layton's book, I Was There.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as Papers of Edwin T. Layton, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

World War, 1939-1945--Campaings--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Japan--Naval Operations.
Midway, Battle of, 1942.
Merchant Marine--United States--History--World War, 1939-1945.
United States. Navy--History--Sources.


Published: Fri Aug 13 10:58:35 EDT 2021