The collection contains several black and white photographs belonging to W&M Class of 1938 alumnus Edmund S. Keiter, while serving in the U. S. Navy on the U. S. S. Walter S. Brown in 1943-1944. Subjects of the photographs include life on-board ship (including a boxing match and sunbathing), medical surgery, African-American (presumably) men, a wrecked German plane, a German tank, various unidentified foreign locations (including the ruins of a bombed town), native peoples (Morocco?), and a dance featuring unidentified sailors and women.
Also included are facsimiles of two naval reports dated 1944 May 11.
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