Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cleanup on Isle Three!

As of this post my Seattle NARA directory totals 4,853 images scanned in; photos and textual records. My San Francisco NARA directory is a mere 1,799 images (totaling roughly 61 gigabytes). The point of this is that with that much data there's bound to be stuff that winds up where it shouldn't from time to time.

I found an orphaned directory yesterday that had some 1945 Camouflage documents that I had not posted... they're very similar to others, but contain some more information that might be useful. Since they were so similar I was able to pop both of them online yesterday. I'd already "roadmapped" both this and next month's updates so I'm just popping mention of them here. Without further ado, I bring you:

  • February 1945: Camouflage Measures 12, 21 and 22 - Instructions for Application of

  • February 1945: Amphibious Craft - Camouflage Measures.

  • Next month's updates will have a "action Damage Report" for USS Shaw following the attack on Pearl Harbor and a 1938 document regarding beach landings and "surf training" authored in part by one 1st Lt. Krulak. Both are done and are just waiting with baited breath for the month of July to start.

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    June Updates

    Been busy enough at work that I haven't wanted to work on the computer much on my down time. This weekend was a nice change though and I posted a new document on prewar USN Turret Top colors that I came across in the archives earlier in the day. I also photographed some color chips of paints used to camouflage buildings in WWII... I need the text as well and will post that at some point in the future.

    Earlier in the month I had posted two documents regarding the attack on Dutch Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the attack. An often-overlooked battle.

    Otherwise I'm about 3/4 through posting a document on the USS Shaw after Pearl Harbor, one of the first to talk about replacing her bow. Attached with it was a copy of an article about a similar repair done on a British Tanker that had been torpedoed. I found it to be an interesting read.