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Papers of Rear Admiral Edwin T. Layton

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.


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Published: Tue Oct 22 11:13:05 EDT 2019