Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases

Abstract

The United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases (dated 1945; 0.10 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises press releases on marines that were stationed at or passed through Marine Corps Air Depot (MCAD) Miramar in 1945.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases
Date
1945 (inclusive)
Extent
0.10 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Press releases.
World War, 1939-1945.
Military life.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (Calif.)
United States. Marine Corps
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.1167: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases, 1945, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Marine Corps Air Depot (MCAD) Miramar was designated in 1943 as a solution to the lack of space for housing and training troops at Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Kearny in San Diego, California and operated between 1943 and 1946. Considered the gateway to the South Pacific, their mission was to supply and organize Marine aviation forces prior to overseas deployment. The depot housed, fed, trained, entertained, and transported men who were waiting for debarkation and transferred men from the surrounding Air Stations to the South Pacific Combat Air Transport. The depot also received new recruits and assigned them to various training schools as well as serving as the distribution point for those assigned to airfields in the San Diego region. After the end of World War II, the depot was a demobilization facility for men and equipment. By mid-1946, the depot was decommissioned and merged with NAAS Kearny, becoming Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, which was later transferred to MCAS El Toro in 1947.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Source: Stewart, N. (2004, January). Historical overview Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California. Retrieved: http://www.rosecreekwatershed.org/docs/p3c_MiramarHistory.pdf.
Scope and Content
The United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases (dated 1945; 0.10 cubic feet; 2 folders) comprises press releases on marines that were stationed at or passed through Marine Corps Air Depot (MCAD) Miramar in 1945. The press releases are all written by Jack Welsh, a private first class with the Public Information Section of the MCAD Miramar. The releases detail funny interactions between soldiers, battles participated in, heroic acts, injuries, awards received, and daily life within the Marine Corps and those serving in the South Pacific.
The United States Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar press releases, 1945

  • Box WH-90, folder 4-5
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