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[Letters Mailed to Jack Ruby at Dallas County Jail]

[Letters Mailed to Jack Ruby at Dallas County Jail]

Date: 1964~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Description: Poor quality photocopies of letters which were sent to Jack Ruby during his time at Dallas County Jail. The letters were written by citizens, many of whom express an interest in his well-being and spirituality.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
Arlington World War II Memories

Arlington World War II Memories

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Compilation of biographical and autobiographical information about persons from Arlington, Texas who served during World War II. It includes narratives, copies of letters, forms, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items detailing their lives and service.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Recollections of Honolulu, Hawaii]

[Recollections of Honolulu, Hawaii]

Date: January 3, 1998
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Description: Document written by Jack Vaughan recollecting his time spent in Honolulu, Hawaii during March and April of 1944.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Liberty Hounds, Honolulu, Hawaii]

[Liberty Hounds, Honolulu, Hawaii]

Date: April 28, 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jack Vaughan, G. C. Skripek, B. E. Statham, and E. J. Marta in Honolulu, Hawaii. Vaughan and Skripek stand, while Statham and Marta kneel. They are all in uniform.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
Photo Memories of a Seabee Battalion

Photo Memories of a Seabee Battalion

Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 136th.
Description: Book compiled by the 136th Naval Construction "Seabee" Battalion documenting the history of the group from boot camp in Virginia to various military installations across the U.S. and more permanent postings in Guam and Japan during World War II. There are photographs of various persons and evens as well as an epistolary narrative and lists of names by company at the end of the text.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Chinese Inn, Honolulu]

[Chinese Inn, Honolulu]

Date: 1944~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Chinese Inn in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Jack Vaughan in Honolulu]

[Jack Vaughan in Honolulu]

Date: May 4, 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jack Vaughan in his military uniform, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Waikiki Tower in Honolulu]

[Waikiki Tower in Honolulu]

Date: 1944~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Waikiki Tower in Honolulu, Hawaii. Letters on the tower spell "Waikiki" from top to bottom.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
[Swimming Pool in Waikiki]

[Swimming Pool in Waikiki]

Date: 1944~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a swimming pool in Waikiki, Hawaii. Many people swim, walk, or sit by the pool. There are bleachers in the background, as well as palm trees and a mountain.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Public Library
Oral History Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, May 2, 2006

Oral History Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, May 2, 2006

Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Lebow, Cleatus A.
Description: Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. LeBow joined the navy in 1943 and went from Lubbock, Texas to San Diego for recruit training. He shipped out to Pearl Harbor aboard an LST from San Francisco. At Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to a work detail aboard the USS Oklahoma, which had just been righted. Shortly thereafter, he boarded the USS Indianapolis to serve as a range finder operator on one of the gun turrets. Upon leaving Hawaii, the Indianapolis went to Tarawa and then the Marshall Islands. LeBow witnessed Japanese civilian suicides on Saipan. He also witnessed the flag-raising on Iwo Jima from his range finder position aboard the ship. LeBow describes being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa. He also discusses delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian and being torpedoed on the way to the Philippines. He describes abandoning the ship and spending five days in the water, including his faith in God, hallucinations, rescue, and his recovery.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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