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(Archive): Typed Journal Entries from a Chief Radio Officer Onboard the SS Jean Lafitte during the start of World War II
New York / South America / India / Philippines: 1941. Near Fine. Unbound. A collection of 102pp. of hand typed journal entries, sleeved in a contemporary binder by an unidentified author about his time on the SS Jean Lafitte during World War II and the United States entrance into the war after Pearl Harbor. Some entries are slightly age-toned thus near fine. 102 journal entries hand typed by an unknown author sailing on the SS Jean Lafitte to South America, India, and the Philippines in 1941. The author describes the daily lives of the crew, the different cultures and places visited, and the detour set at the end of their trip prolonging their journey home due to the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II. Though the author names his family members, he has redacted all but one mention of the woman he was seeing at the time, the only remaining page with her name is 56pp., "Marie". However, there are no last names in the text. The author begins the text with an opening, "I think I'll call my little book of comments 'Watch on the Brine.' And to begin with let me say that I'm about to go on watch and will have to stop writing now. But don't go away. I'll be back." He then recounts how he was asked by a friend to come and be the ships Chief radio officer. He is quickly named, "Sparks," by the rest of the crew and is made fun of, "They know this is my first marine job; they also know that I'm greener than Murphy's shamrock". The SS Jean Lafitte was a C2-S-E1-type merchant ship laid down under maritime commissions in April of 1942, two months after the merchant crew made it back t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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