Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service: USS Cambria (APA 36); USS Harry Lee; USS Zeilin; USS Adair; USS Neville
  • Location of Service: Camp Bradford, Virginia; Fort Pierce, Florida; Annapolis, Maryland; Makin Atoll (Gilbert Islands); Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands); Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Leyte Island (Philippines); Luzon (Philippines); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Island)
  • Highest Rank: Pharmacist Mate Third Class

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More Resources

[ Memoir: "2nd Cruise to the Philippines" ]
[ Photocopy of diary pages relating to the invasion of Saipan ]
[ Sketch of the invasion of Saipan by a Japanese Soldier, found on the man's dead body by Samuel A. Culotta ]
[ Biographical sketch of Samuel A. Culotta ]
[ List of names and addresses of people with whom Culotta served [1948] ]

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[ Unit History: U.S.S. Cambria (APA 36) ]

About this Item

Title

  • Samuel Anthony Culotta Collection

Names

  • Culotta, Samuel Anthony
  • Young, Neil

State of Birth

  • MD

Home State

  • MD

Headings

  • -  Culotta, Samuel Anthony
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Notes

  • -  The veteran served under the name Salvatore Anthony Culotta.

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
    • Unit of Service: USS Cambria (APA 36); USS Harry Lee; USS Zeilin; USS Adair; USS Neville
    • Location of Service: Camp Bradford, Virginia; Fort Pierce, Florida; Annapolis, Maryland; Makin Atoll (Gilbert Islands); Enewetak Atoll (Marshall Islands); Kwajalein Island (Marshall Islands); Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Tinian (Northern Mariana Islands); Leyte Island (Philippines); Luzon (Philippines); Okinawa Island (Ryukyu Island)
    • Highest Rank: Pharmacist Mate Third Class
    • Dates of Service: 1942-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 07/01/2013)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 07/1944)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [3 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [6 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943 - 2012)
  • Photograph: Duplicate [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1944 - 2012)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 05/22/2013)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 08/07/1944)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected 06/14/1944)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [1 item] -- Photograph (collected 06/17/1944)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [14 items] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Digital print [4 items] -- Photograph (collected [2003])
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [4 items] -- Photograph (collected 1944, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Printed matter [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [13 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1942-1945)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [62 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943-1944)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [4 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944-2003)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [6 items] -- Handwritten document (collected 1943-1945)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [39 items] -- Photograph (collected 1943-1945, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2012)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [7 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1945-2003)
  • Manuscript: Maps [4 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [9 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1944-1994, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Creative works [1 item] -- Handwritten document (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Maps [9 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1943-1944)
  • Manuscript: Memoirs [2 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2010, n.d.)
  • Manuscript: Diaries and journals [4 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents) (collected 1944)
  • Manuscript: Periodicals [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 10/1944)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [15 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1943-1944)
  • Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [5 items] -- Handwritten document (collected [1942-1945])

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/97408

Cite as

  • Samuel Anthony Culotta Collection (AFC/2001/001/97408), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video
  • 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.

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/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), 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:

Culotta, Samuel Anthony, and Neil Young. Samuel Anthony Culotta Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97408/.

APA citation style:

Culotta, S. A. & Young, N. (1942) Samuel Anthony Culotta Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97408/.

MLA citation style:

Culotta, Samuel Anthony, and Neil Young. Samuel Anthony Culotta Collection. 1942. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.97408/>.