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Nathaniel Duberstein in uniform, Point Pleasant, NJ [1942]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: VF-1 (Fighter Squadron); USS Barnes (CVE 20); USS Nassau (LHA 4); USS Yorktown (CV10)
  • Location of Service: California; Hawaii; Pacific Theater; Guam (Mariana Island); Iwo Jima; Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Chichi-Jima (Father Island); Rota Islands (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Palau; Yap Island (Caroline Islands) Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands)
  • Highest Rank: Commander
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/74627

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Nathaniel Duberstein Collection
Interview / Recording

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[ Unit roster, "Fighting Squadron One" ]
[ Memoir, untitled. ]
[ Memories and Diaries of Navy Fighting Squadron One [1943-1944] by H. R. Chilton ]
[ Unit History: "Fighting Squadron One--What Really Happened (or might have happened) As Remembered Fifty Years Later" ]
[ Diary written on the pages of a blank Japanese ledger book found by the Veteran in a foxhole upon first landing on Tarawa ]
[ Diary: "Yorktown Diary" of Nathaniel Duberstein [June/July 1945] ]
[ Art work: "Famous Last Words" ]
[ Book: "A Gilbertese Grammar and Vocabulary." Grammar book for the language of the Gilbert Islands. Includes handwritten letter on ruled paper. ]
[ Poem: "The Ballad of Fighting Squadron one" by Captain Michael S. Alexatos, USN (ret.) ]
[ Menu from a restaurant, "Waikiki Lau Yee Chai, honolulu, HI' ]

About this Item

Title

  • Nathaniel Duberstein Collection

Names

  • Duberstein, Nathaniel
  • Duberstein, Nathaniel Norman
  • Plavin, Adrienne K.

Home State

  • New York (State)

Headings

  • -  Duberstein, Nathaniel
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: VF-1 (Fighter Squadron); USS Barnes (CVE 20); USS Nassau (LHA 4); USS Yorktown (CV10)
    • Location of Service: California; Hawaii; Pacific Theater; Guam (Mariana Island); Iwo Jima; Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Chichi-Jima (Father Island); Rota Islands (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Palau; Yap Island (Caroline Islands) Tarawa Atoll (Gilbert Islands)
    • Highest Rank: Commander
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served 22 years in the Navy Reserve.

Materials

  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2010-06-15)
  • Manuscript: Book [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1942-1945)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [2 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1943-11)
  • Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943-10-23)
  • Manuscript: Memoir [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2009-11-05)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [5 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944-05-15-1944-05-22)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [11 items] -- Photographs (collected 1942-1990)
  • Photograph: Digital print [62 items] -- Photographs (collected unknown)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2010-06-15; 2014-04-10)
  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2010-06-15; 2014-04-10)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/74627

Cite as

  • Nathaniel Duberstein Collection (AFC/2001/001/74627), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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.

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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:

Duberstein, Nathaniel, Nathaniel Norman Duberstein, and Adrienne K Plavin. Nathaniel Duberstein Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74627/.

APA citation style:

Duberstein, N., Duberstein, N. N. & Plavin, A. K. (1942) Nathaniel Duberstein Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74627/.

MLA citation style:

Duberstein, Nathaniel, Nathaniel Norman Duberstein, and Adrienne K Plavin. Nathaniel Duberstein Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.74627/>.