Silas William Thompson photograph collection of Peleliu during World War II, circa 1944-1945

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-32
Creators:
Thompson, Silas William (collector and probable photographer)
Dates:
circa 1944-1945
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Prints
halftone
86 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Unbound pages from an album documenting Silas William Thompson's participation in the United States Navy during World War II, with particular focus on the Battles of Peleliu and Angaur and his time at Base 20 Hospital. The collection includes a group portrait of Company B-8 of the Naval Hospital Corps School, views of Base 20, the invasion of Peleliu and its aftermath, prisoners of war, Palauans on Peleliu and Angaur, and one image of Yap men dancing. Two issues of the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper declaring the Allies' victories in Europe and the Pacific, Navy certificates from the training station and hospital school, and letters from Naval administrators, are also available with the collection.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Silas William Thompson was a US Navy medic during the invasions of Angaur and Peleliu during World War II.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 98-32

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 98-32, Silas William Thompson photograph collection of Peleliu during World War II, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Silas W. Thompson, 1987.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Palauans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yapese (Micronesian people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Angaur Island (Palau) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peleliu Island (Palau) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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