Register of the Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. papers, 1909-1978

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Title: Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. papers
Date (inclusive): 1909-1978
Collection Number: 80120
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (2.2 linear feet)
Abstract: Memoirs and other writings, correspondence, orders, and memoranda relating to American naval operations in the Atlantic during World War II, the evacuation of North Vietnamese refugees to South Vietnam in 1954, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives.
Creator: Sabin, Lorenzo Sherwood, Jr., 1899-

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lorenzo Sherwood Sabin, Jr. papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1980.

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Biographical Note

1899 May 23 Born, Dallas, Texas
1921 B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
1930 Naval engineer, U.S. Navy Postgraduate School, ordnance engineering
1941 Staff gunnery officer, U.S.S. Maryland, Pearl Harbor
1942 Commander, LCI (L) Flotilla Two
1943 Commander, Landing Craft Groups, Tunisian, Sicilian, and Solarno campaigns
1944 Commander, Assault Convoy, Force 0, assault on Normandy
1948 Promoted, Rear Admiral
1954 Commander, Sea Lift, Operation Passage to Freedom
1955 Awarded, Distinguished Service Medal
  Awarded, Legion D'Honneur
1956 Promoted, Vice Admiral
1957-1961 Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO
1961 Retired

Scope and Content of Collection

Memoirs and other writings, correspondence, orders, and memoranda relating to American naval operations in the Atlantic during World War II, the evacuation of North Vietnamese refugees to South Vietnam in 1954, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
United States. Navy--Officers
Indochinese War, 1946-1954.
Refugees.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Defenses.
Vietnam.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1

Biographical File, 1927-1961

Scope and Contents note

Biographical data, personal records, correspondence, orders, and other records relating to the career of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

Awards

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, congratulatory correspondence, and certificates. Typescript copies.
 

General

 

Distinguished Service Medal, 1955

 

Legion D'Honneur, 1955

 

Biographical sketches

General Physical Description note: Typescript copies.
 

Orders

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda and correspondence re appointments, promotion, and change of duties. Typescript copies.
 

General

 

Promotion to flag rank, 1948

 

Appointment, Chief of Staff, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, NATO, 1957-1961

 

Retirement, 1961

Scope and Contents note

Congratulatory correspondence.
Boxes 1-2

Correspondence File, 1930-1976

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence of Lorenzo S. Sabin, arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1

General

 

Adrian, R. N.

 

Alsop, Joseph

 

Ancell, Robert M., Jr.

 

Anderson, E. Robert

 

Anderson, W. S.

 

Arnheiter, Marc

 

Barry, R. H.

 

Burke, Arleigh

 

Callaghan, William M.

 

Cawdry, James

 

Clark, Mark W.

 

Clarey, Bernard A.

 

Cluverious, W. T.

 

Coale, Griffith B.

 

Cole, W. Sterling

 

Columbia Broadcasting Company

 

Cooke, C. M.

 

Coop, F. R.

 

Copley, James S.

 

D'Alfonso, John

 

Dobson, B. M.

 

Durthaller

 

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, Abilene, Kansas

 

Dyer, G. C.

 

Eaker, Ira C.

 

Eliot, George Fielding

 

Folk, Winston

 

Gallery, D. V.

 

Gilmore, Horace W.

 

Hansen, Paul

 

Hardison

 

Helms, Jesse

 

Hildring, J. H.

 

Hill, Jim Dan

 

Hooper, Edwin B.

 

Imlay, M. H.

 

Island Publications

Box 2

KABC, Hollywood

 

Kim, Tai Sun

 

Kitchen, Etta Belle

 

Kitts, W. A.

 

Korean Embassy, Washington, D.C.

 

Krulak, V. H.

 

Lawrence, David

 

Loeb, William

 

Low, F. S.

 

Lee, Hi Jung

 

Mason, John T.

 

Matayoshi, Mitsuko

 

MacGee, A. Ernest

 

Matropolis, Andrew

 

McCloy, John J.

 

McCollum, A. H.

 

McCrea, John L.

 

Mountbatten, Lord Louis

 

Murfin, O. G.

 

Nimitz, Chester W.

 

Oliver, G. N.

 

Peterson, H. W.

 

Petersen, W. F.

 

Pheiffer, William T.

 

Pye, W. S.

 

Rhee, Syngman

 

Richardson, James O.

 

Robinson, Hugh M.

 

Rockefeller, John D., III

 

Roon, Leo

 

Rummel, R. J.

 

Rust, Joseph

 

Ryan, C. E.

 

San Diego Union

 

Schulgen, George F.

 

Schuyler, C. V. R.

 

Seidel, William

 

Sharp, U. S. G.

 

Smith, H. P.

 

Smith, Robert L.

 

South African Press and Information Office

 

Spruance, Raymond A.

 

Stewart, Floyd W.

 

Stone, G. L. P.

 

Stroop, P. D.

 

Stull, John

 

Stump, F. B.

 

Taft, Helen H.

 

Thomas, Leonard E.

 

Tong, Hollington K.

 

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

 

U.S. Office of the President

 

Vanderbilt, William H.

 

Vardaman, James Kimble

 

Wall, R. M.

 

Wright, Jerauld

 

Zumwalt, E. R.

Boxes 2-4

Speeches and Writings, 1947-1978

Scope and Contents note

Drafts and printed copies of articles, autobiographical reminiscences, and memoranda, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 2

Untitled speech, conference, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, 1956 December 18

General Physical Description note: Typescript (carbon copy).
 

Untitled speech, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, San Diego, 1977 December 4

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

"Amphibian Means Action," Phiblant Information Bulletin, 1957 January 1

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
 

Autobiographical notes, undated

General Physical Description note: Handwritten transcript.
 

"Biography of Vice Admiral L. S. Sabin, Transcribed and Edited from Taped Interviews by Commander E. B. Kitchen," 1970

General Physical Description note: Annotated typescript.
 

Interview # 1

 

Draft A

 

Draft B

Box 3

Draft C

 

Interview # 2

 

Interview # 3

 

Interview # 4

 

Interview # 5

 

"Deep Selections," Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, 1960 March

Scope and Contents note

Typescript copy, printed copy, and related correspondence.
 

Letter to the editor, Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, 1973 November

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
 

Letter to the editor, San Diego Union, re free press, 1977 July 23

General Physical Description note: Printed copies.
 

Memorandum re performance of duty, 1947 October 31

General Physical Description note: Mimeographed copy.
 

Memorandum re enlistment rates, 1954 October 5

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

"Omaha Beach," Shipmate, 1969 June

Scope and Contents note

Printed copy and related correspondence.
 

"Our Involvement in Southeast Asia--An Assessment," undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

"The Panama Canal--Is It Ours?--Do We Need It?," Examiner, 1976 May 26

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
Box 4

"Personal War Notes--LCI (L) Flotilla Two Operations," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript and related material.
 

"Random Thoughts on Assorted Subjects," undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

Review of The Luciana Project by Rodney Campbell, undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

Review of Our Endless War by Tran Van Don, in The San Diego Union, 1978 October 1

General Physical Description note: Typescript and printed copies.
 

"Rising Suns Over Pearl," Shipmate, 1966 December

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
 

"Sentiments of a Sailor" (autobiographical notes), undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
 

"The Significance of Angola," San Diego Examiner, 1976 March 17

General Physical Description note: Typescript and printed copies.
 

"A Sledge Hammer to Crack a Nut," Shipmate, 1967 March

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
 

"Soviets Want a 'Red Lake' --Threat in Caribbean," reprint from the San Diego Union, 1976 June 25

General Physical Description note: Printed copy.
 

"Tragedy of Vietnam" (unfinished manuscript), 1963-1965

General Physical Description note: Typescript and holographic notes.
 

"Unfinished Story of Flotilla Two," undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript and holograph.
 

"Vignette of a Man's Thoughts While File Clearing," undated

General Physical Description note: Typescript.
Boxes 4-5

Subject File, 1909-1961

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, essays, pamphlets, and clippings by others, and official and semi-official correspondence of the Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic, NATO, arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 4

Miscellaneous

 

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT)

Scope and Contents note

Official and semi-official correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. See also: Declassified U.S. Government Records, 2016 January release of records.
 

A-C

 

D-F

 

G-I

 

J-L

 

M-O

 

P-R

 

S-U

 

V-Z

 

Stamps

 

U.S. Navy memoranda

Box 5

Vietnam

 

World War II

 

Normandy, assault on, Task Force O

 

Pearl Harbor

 

Sicily, invasion of, Action Report, LCI (L) Flotilla II

 

La Vestale, report on French submarine

Photo file

Photograph File, 1943, undated

Scope and Contents note

52 prints.
Envelope A

15 prints of Lorenzo S. Sabin, undated

Envelope B

37 prints of North Africa, LCI (L) Flotilla II, and other scenes of World War II, 1943

Box 5

Declassified U.S. Government Records, 1951-1960

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Includes some interfiled, unclassified government records. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover, thereunder chronologically by date of creation.
 

2016 January release of records, 1951, 1954, 1958-1960

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and memoranda (some neither to nor from Sabin) relating to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT) and the Department of the Navy.