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Guide to United States Naval Administrative Histories of World War II



Compiled by William C. Heimdahl and Edward G. Marolda, 1976



Task Force Hornets

"Task Force Hornets," painting, oil on board, by Lawrence Beall Smith, 1943 (88-159-KA).


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This guide provides an overview of The United States Naval Administrative Histories of World War II, which are located in the Navy Department Library's Rare Book Room at the Washington Navy Yard. These unpublished histories record experiences and provide insights into policies, decisions, implementing actions, and accomplishments of the United States Navy. The collection is comprised of 175 numbered histories, bound in approximately 300 volumes. It includes narrative histories dealing with virtually every aspect of the administration of the naval establishment and the roles it played in contributing to victory during World War II. The histories are non-circulating and must be consulted in the library. Please contact the Navy Department Library for additional information.


Published: Tue Dec 15 14:59:18 EST 2020