U.S.S. Attala Papers
Scope and Contents
Papers of "U.S.S. Attala" with W.S.G. Davis the Commanding Officer. Appear to be stationed in or near Pearl Harbor. Contains memos with commands, usually signed by N. M. Brown, Lieutenant of the United States Navy Reserve, newsletter entitled "The Attala X-Ray," and "Plan of the Day" for days in 1945-1946. Includes typed carbon copy of August 11, 1945 notice received from WVTK Armed Services Radio Station Leyte, Philippines about the terms of the Japanese surrender proposal.
- Creation: 1945-1946
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USS Attala (APA-130) was a Haskell-class attack transport of the US Navy. She was built and used during World War II. She was of the VC2-S-AP5 Victory ship design type. She was named for Attala County, Mississippi. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .
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Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:
Paper is brittle and fragile.
- Guide to the U.S.S. Attala Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Anne Johnson.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English