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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: FASRON-119 (Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron); VR-3 (Transport Squadron); USS Hornet; VP-31 (Patrol Squadron); VP-46 (Patrol Squadron); VP-4 (Patrol Squadron); Commander Naval Logistics Command Pacific (COMNAVLOGPAC), Commander In Chief US Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) Staff
  • Location of Service: Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Moffett Field, California; Alameda, California; Japan; Newport, Rhode Island; Whidbey, Washington; Iwakuni Japan; Kodiak, Alaska; Corpus Christi, Texas; Monterey, San Francisco, California; Moffett Field, California; Long Beach, California; Glynco, Georgia; Pacific Ocean; NAS Naha, Japan; Okinawa, Japan; Iwakuni, Japan; Barber's Point, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Adak, Alaska; Washington, DC; Whidbey, Washington; San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Purcell, Oklahoma; Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Liberty, Missouri; Iowa City, Iowa; Corpus Christi, Texas; Pensacola, Florida; Whiting Field, Florida
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/72651

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John Robert Emerson Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • John Robert Emerson Collection

Names

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Bend, Oregon Chapter
  • Kifer, Donna Joan
  • Collins-Cooper, Virginia Myler
  • Emerson, John Robert

Home State

  • Oregon

Headings

  • -  Emerson, John Robert
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Location of Service: San Diego, California; Memphis, Tennessee; Purcell, Oklahoma; Espiritu Santo Island (New Hebrides Islands); Liberty, Missouri; Iowa City, Iowa; Corpus Christi, Texas; Pensacola, Florida; Whiting Field, Florida
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1982
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: FASRON-119 (Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron); VR-3 (Transport Squadron)
    • Location of Service: Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Moffett Field, California; Alameda, California; Japan; Newport, Rhode Island; Whidbey, Washington; Iwakuni Japan; Kodiak, Alaska
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: USS Hornet; VP-31 (Patrol Squadron); VP-46 (Patrol Squadron); VP-4 (Patrol Squadron); Commander Naval Logistics Command Pacific (COMNAVLOGPAC), Commander In Chief US Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) Staff
    • Location of Service: Corpus Christi, Texas; Monterey, San Francisco, California; Moffett Field, California; Long Beach, California; Glynco, Georgia; Pacific Ocean; NAS Naha, Japan; Okinawa, Japan; Iwakuni, Japan; Barber's Point, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Adak, Alaska; Washington, DC; Whidbey, Washington
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2009-05-20)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2010)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Digital print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 1949-05)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/72651

Cite as

  • John Robert Emerson Collection (AFC/2001/001/72651), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, Bend, Oregon Chapter, Donna Joan Kifer, Virginia Myler Collins-Cooper, and John Robert Emerson. John Robert Emerson Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.72651/.

APA citation style:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, B., Kifer, D. J., Collins-Cooper, V. M. & Emerson, J. R. (1942) John Robert Emerson Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.72651/.

MLA citation style:

Daughters Of The American Revolution, Bend, Oregon Chapter, et al. John Robert Emerson Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.72651/>.