Register of the Robert Alfred Theobald Papers, 1908-1959

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Title: Robert Alfred Theobald Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1959
Collection Number: 60010
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes (5.4 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, war diaries, dispatches, operations plans and orders, manuals, service lists, memoranda, reports, and war estimates, relating to naval operations in Alaska, May 1942-January 1943, including the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians, June 1942, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Creator: Theobald, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1884-1957.

Access

Collection open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Alfred Theobald Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1960.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Robert Alfred Theobald, 1884-1957

1884, January 25 Born, San Francisco, California
1902-1903 Attended University of California
1903-1906 B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
1908 Commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy
1917-1918 Gunnery Officer, U.S.S. New York, Flagship of U.S. Squadron with British Grand Fleet
1918, September Promoted to Commander
1919-1921 Executive Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
1922-1924 Destroyer Command, Asiatic Fleet
1924-1927 Commanding Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
1927-1929 Executive Officer, U.S.S. West Virginia
1930-1932 Secretary of War Plans, Navy Department, and Member of Joint Army - Navy Planning Committee
1932, February Promoted to Captain
1932-1934 Chief of Staff, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
1934-1935 Member of Advanced Class, Naval War College, engaged in Seminar study of Japan and Pacific War
1935-1937 Strategy Division, Naval War College
1937-1939 Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Nevada
1939-1940 Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet
1940, Spring Member, General Board, Navy Department
1940, June Promoted to Rear Admiral
1940, Summer Commander, Cruiser Division Three
1940-1941 Commander, Flotilla One, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
1941, December-1942, May Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
1942, May-1943, January Commander, Northern Pacific Force, in Alaska Operations
1943-1944 Commandant, First Naval District and Navy Yard, Boston
1945 Retired from active service
1954 Author, The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Navy--Officers
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
United States--Armed Forces.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Aleutian Islands.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 1

Personal Correspondence, 1943-1957

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.
 

Alexander, Ensign William H., 1943

 

Associated Newspapers, Inc., 1955

 

Bledsoe, Captain A. M., 1943-1944

 

Brooks Bros., 1943

 

Burke, Arleigh (Chief of Naval Operations), 1957

 

Burwell, Commodore Louis E., 1944

 

Carlson, Lieutenant A. W., 1943

 

Cluverius, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Wat Tyler, 1943-1944

 

Collins, Edward T., 1943

 

Craig, Captain W., 1943

 

Crooker, Mrs. Doris Theobald, 1943

 

Cushing, Cardinal, 1944

 

Davis, Frank W., 1944

 

Dawson, N. E., 1944

 

Doggett, Professor L. A., 1944

 

Dykes, James, 1944

 

Erskine, W. J., 1943-1944

 

Fernety, Lieutenant Bolice P., 1944

 

Fahrion, Captain F. G., 1944

 

Fitz, Reginald, 1944

 

Forrestal, James (Secretary of the Navy), 1943-1944

 

Gehres, Commodore L. E., 1943

 

Graham, Jennie Theobald, 1943

 

Grosskopf, Ensign Homer L., Jr., 1943

 

Higgins, George T., CQM, USN, 1943

 

Hill, Robert W., 1943

 

Howell, James B., 1943

 

Huebl, Commander Roland M., 1944

 

Jones, Dr. Chester M., 1957

 

Jones, Mrs. Dan W., 1943

 

Kalbfus, Admiral E. C. (Commander Destroyers, Battle Force), 1934

 

Kimmel, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Husband E., 1943-1957

 

King, Fleet Admiral Ernest J., 1948

 

King, Captain Ogden, 1943

 

Knox, Frank (Secretary of the Navy), 1943

 

Lahey, Thomas B., 1943-1944

 

Leary, Vice Admiral N. F., 1944

 

Lowell Associates, 1943

 

Ludewig, Commander J. W., 1943

 

McCown, Captain H. Y., 1943

 

McKay, Lt. Commander Baxter M., 1943

 

McMorris, Rear Admiral C. H., 1943

 

McMurdie, Phillip C., 1943

 

Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, 1943-1944

 

Moring, Captain T. S., 1944

 

Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1948

 

Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert, 1943

 

Myer, Harold, 1943

 

Office of Price Administration (Boston, Mass.), 1944

 

O'Rourke, Jonn, 1943

 

Pennypacker, J. A., 1944

 

Phillips, William (former Ambassador to Italy), 1947

 

Pierce, Reverend Michael G., S. J., 1943

 

Read (periodical), undated

 

Reifkohl, Captain F. L., 1943

 

Reilly, Lt.-Colonel James A., 1943-1944

 

Ryan, Boatswain Vernon L., 1943

 

Santos, J. B., 1943

 

Simon, Frank J. (Secretary-Treasurer, Master Mechanics Association, Naval Ship Yard, Boston, Mass.), 1947

 

Simons, Captain R. B., 1943

 

Slocum, Major B. C., 1943

 

Smith, Commander and Mrs. Steele B., 1944

 

Smith, Talbot, 1943-1944

 

Sporting News (periodical), 1944

 

Theobald, Robert A., Jr., undated

 

Thompson, H. Keith, 1957

 

United Press (Boston, Mass. Bureau), 1943

 

Vincent, Ensign Robert G., 1943

 

Wagner, Rear Admiral F. D., 1943

 

Walters, Lt.-Commander H. C., 1944

 

Wang, K. S. (Consulate of the Republic of China), 1948

 

Wessendorf, Mr. and Mrs. Homer, 1943

 

Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere, 1944

 

Windle, Lt. (j.g.) W. T., 1943

 

Winslow, Mrs. Mary W., 1944

 

Winterhalter, Harold, 1944

 

Withers, Rear Admiral T., 1943

Box 1-7

Speeches and Writings, 1943-1959

Scope and Contents note

Articles, books, and speeches, arranged as listed. Includes correspondence and book reviews related to these works.
Box 1

Articles, 1947-1957

 

Newspaper clippings of articles written by Robert A. Theobald for a biweekly column in the Beverly Evening Times, Horizons in World and National Affairs, 1947-1957

 

January 26 - June 27, 1947

 

July 8 - December 24, 1947

 

January 3 - July 3, 1948

Box 2

July 7 - November 10, 1948

 

January 4 - June 29, 1949

 

July 2 - December 31, 1949

 

March 4 - December 27, 1950

 

January 3 - December 29, 1951

Box 3

January 5 - December 31, 1952

 

January 3 - December 30, 1953

 

January 6 - December 30, 1954

 

January 5 - December 31, 1955

 

January 4 - June 30, 1956

 

July 7 - December 29, 1956

Box 4

January 5 - April 24, 1957

 

Books

 

Death of a Navy by Andrieu d'Albas, 1957

Scope and Contents note

Translated from the French and with an introduction, maps, and notes by Robert A. Theobald.
 

Correspondence, 1955-1957

 

D'Albas, E. Andrieu, 1955-1957

 

Deland, Frank S., 1957

 

Devin - Adair Co., Publishers, 1955-1957

 

Fitzgerald, William H. G., 1957

 

Parker, Capt. R. C., 1957

 

Pearne, Pollinger & Higham, Ltd. (London), 1956

 

Robbins, Rear Admiral Thomas H., Jr., 1957

 

Supplementary materials to text: maps, notes, charts, etc.

 

The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor, 1954

 

Book reviews

 

Correspondence, 1949-1959

 

Unidentified, 1954

 

Abbot, Stephen, 1959

 

Allen, Joe M., 1954

 

Anderson, Henry W., 1954

 

Anderson, Paul F., 1954

 

Ashley, Clinton N., 1954

 

Askins, William F., Sr., 1959

 

Atkins, John B., 1954

 

Babbitt, Captain H. S., 1954

 

Babcock, Frederick (Editor, Magazine of Books, Chicago Tribune), 1954

 

Bacon, B. B., 1954

 

Ball, William H., 1954

 

Ballinger, Alice (Mrs. Webster), 1954

 

Ballinger, Webster, 1954

 

Ballinger, Willis, 1954

 

Baltzly, Commander (Ret.) Frederick, Sr., 1954

 

Barnes, Harry E., 1953

 

Barnes, Stuart C., 1954

 

Barroll, Henry H., 1954

 

Barry, William O., 1954

 

Bauer, A. J., 1954

 

Begin, Z. L., 1954

 

Belknap, Rear Admiral Reginald R., 1954

 

Bemis, Samuel F., 1954

 

Bennett, Milo O., 1954

 

Bequette, J. C., 1954

 

Berryhill, Mrs. M. B., 1954

 

Bertocki, Mrs. Mary A., 1954

 

Bierly, Charles R., 1954

 

Blum, Herman, 1954

 

Bragg, Colonel (Ret.) C. H., 1954

 

Braveman, David, 1954

 

Brewer, Basil, 1954

 

Bridgett, Charlie, 1954

 

Browne, Kenneth, 1954

 

Buckley, J. L., 1954

 

Butler, Dr. Harry H., 1954

 

Burke, Lt.-Commander (Ret.) John H., 1954

 

Calhoun, Admiral W. L., 1954

 

Callahan, Robert J., Jr., 1954

 

Callahan, Robert J., Sr., 1954

 

Campi, Reverend Vincent L. 1957

 

Cannings, Fred E., 1954

 

Capponi, John, 1954

 

Carlton, Miss Marjorie, 1954

 

Castle, William R., 1954

 

Cecil, Dr. Arthur B., 1954

 

Chase, Reverend Harry E., 1954

 

Choat, Harry, 1954

 

Church, Frederic C., 1954

 

Clark, Rear Admiral David H., 1954

 

Coburn, Commander (Ret.) Frederic G., 1954

 

Colegreave, Kenneth, 1954

 

Collins, E. D., 1954

 

Collins, Edward M., 1954

 

Colombel, John J., 1954

 

Combier, P. Hodges, 1954

 

Comstock, Captain L. Wells, 1954

 

Connors, Thomas K., 1954

 

Cooke, George P. and Sophie J., 1954

 

Coolidge, William A., 1954

 

Covington, Captain (Ret.) H. S., 1954

 

Crist, Lt.-Colonel (Ret.) Arthur P., 1954

 

Daley, Robert F., 1953

 

Daley, Robert L., 1954

 

Dalton, Lt.-Colonel Arthur T., 1954

Box 5

Dartnell, R. B., 1954

 

Davidson, Eugene (Editor, Yale University Press), 1952

 

Davy, Commander Charles G., 1954

 

DeArmond, Lt. (Ret.) George W., Jr., 1954

 

DeBurgh, R., 1954

 

Deland, Frank S., 1949-1953

 

Dement, Merritt H., 1954

 

Dickenson, Denny D., 1956

 

Diemer, Mrs. Anne F., 1954

 

Donavin, Lt.-Commander K. H., 1954

 

Dorney, H. Jackson, 1954

 

Downes, Captain Oliver L., 1954

 

Duffey, Walter E., 1954

 

Du Pont, Mrs. Marcella M., 1953-1954

 

Eckels, Richard P., 1954

 

Ehman, George C. (Athenian - Nile Club, Oakland, Calif., President), 1954

 

Ettinger, Captain George M., 1954

 

Fairbank, Robert, 1954

 

Feeley, J. Richard, 1954

 

Fernety, Lt.-Commander Bolice P., 1954

 

Finch, J. D. (Chairman, Freedom Club, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles), 1954

 

Fischer, Marion, 1954

 

Flammer, Mrs. Betsy, 1954

 

Flint, Elder B. C., 1954

 

Flynn, John T., 1954

 

Folsom, Charles, 1954

 

Foote, P. W., 1954

 

Fuchs, Maria, 1954

 

Gagner, Beatrice (Mrs. Walter), 1954

 

Garrity, Devin A. (President, the Devin-Adair Co.), 1953-1957

 

Gatch, Thomas L., 1953

 

Glassford, Dodie, 1954

 

Glassford, Vice Admiral William, 1954-1957

 

Graves, F. L., 1954

 

Greaves, Percy L., Jr., 1954

 

Grenfell, Russell, 1954

 

Griffin, Robert, 1954

 

Grigg, Bessie, 1954

 

Grigsby, Joseph D., 1954

 

Grimm, Mrs. Verna B. (Librarian, the American Legion National Headquarters), 1954

 

Gruelick, Commander R. W., 1954

 

Haight, Rear Admiral (Ret.) Stanley M., 1954

 

Hall, James L., 1955

 

Halsey, Fleet Admiral William F., Jr., 1953

 

Harmon, Lt.-Commander (Ret.) Lloyd M., 1954

 

Harris, Walden E., 1954

 

Harrison, Ralph E., 1954

 

Hart, Mrs. Charles Spencer, 1954

 

Hart, Merwin K., 1954

 

Hassenkampf, Bruce H., 1954

 

Heaoner, Henry D., 1954

 

Heere, Leonard, 1957

 

Hefferan, Rear Admiral (Ret.) John B. (Director of Naval History, Dept. of the Navy), 1954

 

Hession, James M., 1954

 

Hession, L. S., 1954

 

Higham, Marritt, 1954

 

Hill, Major-General Jim Dan, 1954

 

Hodder, James R., 1954

 

Horan, Frank, 1954

 

Horton, J. J., 1954

 

Hoyt, Lawrence W., 1954

 

Houtz, Phillip (Executive Director, National Jewish Hospital at Denver), 1954

 

Humphrey, Churchill and Martha, 1954

 

Imperial War Museum, London, 1954

 

Isherwood, Mrs. Harry, 1954

 

Jennings, George C., 1953

 

Johl, Colonel Max G., 1954

 

Jones, Myron A., CRM (Ret.), U.S.N., 1954

 

Jones, William M., 1956

 

Joseph, Jerome, 1954

 

Kahala, Mrs. Aino, 1954

 

Kahn, David (President, New York Cipher Society), 1954

 

Keep America Committee, 1954

 

Kiesling, Clarence E., 1954

 

Killion, Robert H., 1954

 

Kitts, Vice Admiral Willard A. 3rd, 1954

 

Klawans, Paul G., 1954

 

Knox, Commodore Dudley W., 1954

 

Kuhnle, Howard A., 1954

 

Lahey, Thomas B., 1954

 

Landes, Carl K., 1954

 

Lavender, Robert A., 1952

 

Lawrence, David (Editor, U.S. News and World Report), 1954

 

Leydon, Commander John K., 1954

 

Lilly, Herbert D., 1954

 

Lindbergh, Charles A., 1957

 

Lindsay, Commander Stewart, 1954

Box 6

Lowry, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Frank J., 1954

 

Lucas, Frances B. (Mrs. James C.) (Executive Secretary, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution), 1955

 

Ludewig, Rear Admiral Joe W. and Minerva, 1954

 

McCabe, Hilton H., 1954

 

McCurdy, Florence, 1954

 

McDonald, Chester, 1954

 

McDonald, Irving T., 1954

 

McWilliams, John, 1954

 

Magoun, F. Alexander, 1954

 

Maraspin, Dana G. (Governor, Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), 1954

 

Marr, Francis J. (Councillor, City Council of Lynn, Massachusetts), 1954

 

Mason, Frances E., 1954

 

Mercer, R. W., 1954

 

Mills, Lt.-Commander (Ret.) Charles A., 1954

 

Montgomery, Robert H., 1954

 

Moore, Alice, 1954

 

Morgan, Roy L., 1954

 

Morrison, Jay, 1957

 

Moseley, Major-General George Van Horn, 1954

 

Mulford, Allen, 1954

 

Nelson, Laurence E., 1957

 

Neustader, L. W., 1954

 

O'Donnell, John, 1953

 

Padrick, E. B. (Chairman, Armed Forces Fellowship Committee, Rotary Club of Chicago), n.d.

 

Paine, John B., Jr., 1954

 

Paisana, Finca, 1954

 

Palmer, Paul (Executive Editor, The Reader's Digest), 1954

 

Parker, Captain Ralph C., 1954

 

Parsons, Charles, 1954

 

Pascual, Pacifico T., 1954

 

Patterson, Donald M., 1955

 

Paynter, Thomas G., 1954

 

Pier, H. W., 1954

 

Polowsky, Joseph, 1954

 

Porter, Jesse B., 1954

 

Powell, Rear Admiral Paulus P., 1954

 

Power, James H., Jr., 1955

 

Proctor, Joseph R., 1952

 

Pyne, Rear Admiral S. N., 1954

 

Ralston, Byron B., 1954

 

Reynolds, Mrs. G. Bergen, 1954

 

Rhodius, H. U., 1954

 

Richards, Ira, 1954

 

Richardson, Admiral James O., 1953-1954

 

Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1954

 

Rodgers, Margaret H. (Mrs. Anthony G.), 1954

 

Rogers, Captain Winifred, 1954

 

Ruggles, William B. (Editor, The Dallas Morning News), 1954

 

Ruhtenberg, Mrs. Jan, 1954

 

Rutherford, Alexander, 1954

 

Rutherford, S. Morton, 1954

 

Ryan, Russell C., 1954

 

Sakahura, T., 1954

 

Salouka, Beulah G., 1954

 

Sampson, William J., Jr., 1954

 

Schnitzer, George C., Sr., 1954

 

Schroeder, H. L. (Director, The Schroeder Foundation), 1954

 

Schwartz, Irving P. (Dept. of Public Relations, Queens College), 1954

 

Seebeck, Volney, 1954

 

Sharp, Capt. (Ret.) W. D., 1954

 

Shattuck, S. F., 1954

 

Sherry, Edward J., 1954

 

Short, Isabel Dean (Mrs. Walter C.), 1954

 

Simmons, Edward ( The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Mass.), 1954

 

Skorvaga, Elizabeth A., 1954

 

Smith, Vice Admiral William Ward (Poco), 1954

 

Spencer, Ensign Herbert, 1954

 

Stafford, Colonel (Ret.) Ben, 1954

 

Stafsing, Ivar, 1954

 

Steefel, Lawrence D., 1954

 

Strassburger, R. B., 1954

 

Streu, Niels Henning, 1954

 

Sullivan, Colonel (Ret.) Alexander C., 1954

 

Swanton, Hobart P., 1954

 

Taeni, John, 1954

 

Tanner, W. R., 1954

 

Taylor, Bradley R., 1954

 

Thayer, Mr. and Mrs., 1953

 

Theobald, A. J., 1954

 

Theobald, Chester A., 1954

 

Theobald, Ralph E., 1954

 

Theobaldt, Mrs. Anni Schwarz, 1954

 

Thomas, Irene J., 1954

 

Thornton, R. S., 1954

 

Timmons, Bettie Edmonds, 1954

 

Tong, H. K., 1956-1957

 

Traut, Capt. (Ret.) F. A., 1954

 

Trohan, Walter (Correspondent, Chicago Tribune), 1954

 

Trundle, Mrs. I. F., 1954

 

Turner, Edward R., 1954

 

Vansant, Stephen S., 1955

 

Warner, Louis D., 1954

 

Warren, Dale (Houghton Mifflin Co.), 1952

 

Warshauer, Charles S., 1954

 

Welch, Rachel (Mrs. James), 1954

 

Wessendorf, Homer W., 1954

 

West, Ralph E., 1954

 

Whittemore, George A., 1954

 

Whittemore, K. Robert, 1954

 

Williams, John C., 1954

 

Wygant, Captain Benyaurd B., 1954

 

Yarnell, Admiral (Ret.) H. E., 1953-1954

 

Zemke, Captain (Ret.) Eric, 1954

 

Zochert, Roland W., 1954

Box 7

Printed copy (U.S. News and World Report), April 2, 1954

 

A World Seeks Peace, 1945

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy of an unpublished manuscript.
 

Speeches and addresses

 

Outline for an unidentified speech, undated

General Physical Description note: Typewritten draft and typewritten carbon copy.
 

Address to workers of the Boston Navy Yard and South Boston Naval Drydock, undated

General Physical Description note: Typewritten and hand-written draft.
 

Address to Naval Graduating Units, Harvard University, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten draft.
 

Response to the toast The United States Navy at the Annual Dinner of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, June 7, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Address to workers of the Boston Navy Yard and South Boston Naval Drydock, July 15, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten draft.
 

Address at Presentation of Army and Navy E Award to Boston Navy Yard at Boston Garden, August 20, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Address at Commissioning of U.S.S. Wasp, November 20, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Interview with Admiral Theobald on radio program Life to the Front, station WEEI, December 8, 1943

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Radio talk by Rear Admiral Theobald over Station WHDH, January 1, 1944

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Statement for the Boston Newspapers, June 6, 1944

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Radio script for V-Day, 1945

General Physical Description note: Typewritten carbon copy.
 

Address before the Men's Corporate Communion Grace Church in Salem, Massachusetts, 1956

General Physical Description note: Typewritten draft.
Box 7-10

War Diaries, Commander North Pacific Force, Task Force Eight, U.S. Pacific Fleet, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Ships' logs and transcripts of radio dispatches, arranged chronologically.
Box 7

May 22 - 31, 1942

 

June, 1942

Box 8

June, 1942 (contd.)

 

July, 1942

 

August, 1942

 

September 1942

Box 9

October 1942

 

November 1942

Box 10

December 1942

 

January 1 - 3, 1943

Box 10-13

Naval Career Office File, 1908-1949

Scope and Contents note

Dispatches, inventory reports, manuals, memoranda and reports, Navy Department correspondence and orders, operations plans and orders, service lists, and war estimates, arranged as listed.
Box 10

Dispatches, 1942

 

Assistance Information and Data Acquisition Center (AIDAC) Dispatches, May 16 - 22, 1942

Scope and Contents note

These consist of decoded messages between Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) and Commander Northwestern Sea Front (COMNOWESTSEAFRON), concerning Japanese operations against Midway and the Aleutians.
 

Dispatches from the Commander of Task Force 8 to the Commander of Task Group 8.1 and the Commanding General of Eleventh Air Force, Fort Greely, Alaska, June-July, November-December, 1942

 

Inventory reports, Inventory reports of registered secret and confidential publications distributed by the Chief of Naval Operations, 1943-1944

 

Manuals, 1940-1942

 

Staff Manual, Cruiser Division Three, Battle Force, United States Fleet, 1940

 

Staff Instructions, Destroyer Flotilla One, United States Pacific Fleet, 1941

 

Staff Instructions, Destroyers, Battle Force, United States Pacific Fleet, 1942

 

Sound Military Decision. U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I., 1942

Box 11

Memoranda and reports, 1942-1944

 

Report from Headquarters of 11th Air Force Air Striking Group (Task Group 8.3), Kodiak, Alaska to Commanding General, Alaska Defense Command, Fort Richardson, Alaska.

Scope and Contents note

Summary of operations to June 10th, 1942 (tactical employment of 11th Air Force in first phase of Japanese invasion of Aleutians), with relevant dispatches and notes.
 

Memorandum on the situation in Alaska, July 2, 1942

Scope and Contents note

Written by Admiral Theobald for the Commandant of the Thirteenth Naval District at the latter's request for information on the Alaska situation.
 

Memorandum of Comtaskforce 8 concerning the proposed relocation of Headquarters of Fleet Air Wing Four to Adak, ca. September 1942

 

Planes Used in Kiska Mission, September 14 - December 18, 1942

 

Analysis of Command Relationship Between Commander Task Force Eight and Commanding General Eleventh Air Force, December 14, 1942

 

Memoranda on the grounding of the U.S.S. Alexander J. Luke, March 24, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Written by the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, for the Commandant of the First Naval District, Rear Admiral Robert A. Theobald.
 

Navy Department correspondence and orders, 1908-1949

Scope and Contents note

Includes orders from, and correspondence with, Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (CINCPAC), Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (COMINCH), Frank Knox (Secretary of the Navy), Franklin D. Roosevelt (as acting Secretary of the Navy and as President), Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs (Chief of the Bureau of Navigation), and others.
 

1908-1939

 

1940-1949

 

Operations plans and orders, 1942

 

CINCPAC

 

No. 28-42, May 21

 

Comtaskforce 8

 

No. 1-42, May 27

 

No. 2-42, May 29

 

No. 3-42, May 31

 

No. 4-42, June 10

 

No. 5-42, June 22

 

No. 6-42, undated

Box 12

No. 7-42, July 8

 

No. 8-42, July 14

 

No. 9-42, August 1

 

No. 10-42, August 21

 

No. 11-42, undated

 

No. 12-42, October 12

 

No. 13-42, October 12

 

No. 14-42, November 19

 

No. 15-42, December 2

 

No. 16-42, December 26

 

Comtaskgroup 8.1 (Air Group, Eleventh Air Force)

 

No. 1-42, May 28

 

No. 2-42, June 9

 

Field Orders No. 1, June 24

 

Field Orders No. 2, June 25

 

Field Orders No. 3, July 16

 

Field Orders No. 4, August 23

 

Comtaskunit 8.1.1 (Air Striking Unit, Eleventh Air Force)

 

Field Orders No. 4, June 25

 

Field Orders No. 5, July 16

 

Field Orders No. 6, August 3

 

Field Orders No. 7, August 23

 

Field Orders No. 8, November 1

 

Comtaskunit 8.1.2 (Air Search Unit, Eleventh Air Force)

 

No. 3-42, June 29

 

Comtaskgroup 8.2 (Surface Search Group)

 

No. 1-42, May 28

 

Comtaskgroup 8.3 (Air Striking Group, Eleventh Air Force)

 

Field Orders No. 1, May 28

 

Field Orders No. 2, June 1

 

Field Orders No. 3, June 11

 

Comtaskgroup 8.5 (Submarines)

 

No. 1-42, June 29

 

No. 4-42, July 5

 

No. 2-42, August 11

 

No. 3-42, November 26

Box 13

Compatwing 4

 

Standard Communications Plan

 

Operations Schedule for Project Queen, August 2

 

Search Plan Dog, August 17

 

Operations Schedule for Project King, undated

 

Eleventh Air Force

 

Plan of Operations, Project Queen

 

Plan of Operations, Project King

 

Comalsec

 

No. 1-42, July 16

 

U.S.S. Nashville (flagship of Task Force 8)

 

Outline of Plan for Handling Flare Attack, August 25, 1942

 

Directive for Provision of Aircraft Support to Ships at Sea.

 

Service lists, 1942-1944

 

War estimates, 1940-1943

 

Declassified U.S. government records, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Formerly security-classified records of the U.S. government, released in full or in part. Arranged chronologically by date of release by Hoover.
 

2015 May release of records, 1942-1943

Scope and Contents note

Declassified operations plans, war diaries, orders, correspondence, dispatches.
Box 13

Subject File, 1951-1957

Scope and Contents note

Articles and letters, arranged alphabetically by subject.
 

Marshall, George C. March 1951

Scope and Contents note

The Tragedy of George Marshall by Walter Trohan, The American Mercury.
 

Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1953

 

Theobald, Rear Admiral Robert A., 1957

Scope and Contents note

Letters of condolence on the occasion of Admiral Theobald's death and memorial service program.
 

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, undated

Scope and Contents note

Foreward to The Soviet Impact on Society by Dr. Dagobert D. Runes.
Box 13

Miscellany, 1944-1951

 

Commencement programs