Inventory of the Gerard William Kelley papers

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Inventory of the Gerard William Kelley papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Natasha Porfirenko
Date Completed:
2008
Encoded by:
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by David Jacobs.
© 2009 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Gerard William Kelley papers
Dates: 1942-1944
Collection Number: 70009
Creator: Kelley, Gerard William
Extent: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 1 album box (1.3 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, diary, orders, memoranda, and photographs, relating to American military operations on Saipan, the Marianas, Makin Atoll, and elsewhere in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gerard William Kelley papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1970.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gerard William Kelley, 1903-1969. Brigadier general in the United States Army. Commanding officer, 165th Infantry Regiment, 1943-1945.

Scope and Content of Collection

Colonel Gerard W. Kelley, Infantry, United States Army. For Meritorious service in connection with military operations against the enemy at Saipan*, Marianas Island, during the period 16-28 June 1944. Colonel Kelley accompanied the landing of the two battalions. The attack was launched despite heavy mortar and artillery fire, and due to sound planning and able leadership. After Colonel Kelley attacked and secured the strategically important airport, he then continued across the island and reached the east coast, south of Magicienne Bay, trapping a large number of Japanese on Nafutan Peninsula. His swift and relentless attack demoralized the enemy and rendered useless well-prepared plans for the defense of the airfield. Colonel Kelley was wounded 28 June 1944, and was evacuated several days later.
[Citation, Headquarters 27th Infantry Division, 1945 January 17]
Collection includes correspondence, diary, orders, memoranda, and photographs, relating to American military operations on Saipan, the Marianas, Makin Atoll, and elsewhere in the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 165th.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Amphibious operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Mariana Islands
Makin Atoll, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943.


Collection Contents

 

165th Infantry 1942-1945

Physical Description: 1
Box: 1

Orders, special orders, memorandum, and other restricted materials regarding information covering the island of Hawaii, 1942-1945. Headquarters, Hawaiian Department, Office of the Department of Engineer 1942-1945

Box: 1

Correspondence, Headquarters 165th Infantry, APO 27, San Francisco, California 1944-1945

Box: 1

Record of Operation FORAGER. Unit Journal 1944 January16-August 16

 

Controversial publications (dealing with battle of Saipan, concerning the 27th Division) 1944-1945

Physical Description: 1
Box: 1

Campaign in the Marianas manuscript, by Dr. Philip A. Crowl 1954-1955

Box: 1

Review of the muscript by author, Dr. Philip A. Crowl

Box: 1

Resume of Gerard Kelley's experience as a member of the review panel to discuss the manuscript 1955

Box: 1

Correspondence with extensive comments 1954-1955

Box: 1

The General Smiths article, Time magazine, 1944 September 18 1944-1945

Box: 1

Gerard Kelley review of the article 1944 Ocotober 21

Box: 1

Refutation of article 1944-1945

Box: 1

Secret special operations map, Saipan area 1944 March

 

Colonel Gerard W. Kelley file 1942-1945

Physical Description: 1
Box: 1

Notes and diaries 1942-1944

Box: 1

1942 Diary 1942

Box: 1

1943 Diary 1943

Box: 1

1943-1944 (Makin and Saipan), notes and diary 1943-1944

Box: 1

Citation, to accompany General Orders. Headquarters, 165th Infantry 1945 January 17

 

Printed matter 1943-1946

Physical Description: 2
Box: 2

Saipan: Eyewitness Tells of Island Fight, by Robert Sherrod, magazine article, undated

Box: 2

Clippings 1943

Box: 2

Capture of Makin (20 November-24 November 1943) Historical Division, War Department, Washington, D. C. 1946