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RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments, Confidential War Diaries -
Seventh Naval District at Miami, Florida


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Confidential War Diaries, 1942-1946
National Archives Identifier 2679431

This series consists of daily operational journals (commonly referred to as war diaries) created by various naval commands, shore installations, scout squadrons, blimp squadrons, ships, and other activities throughout the Seventh Naval District. Most war diaries provided a day-to-day record of operational activities and sometimes administrative activities as well. War diaries were submitted by most units in the Navy. The quality of the diaries varied widely, with some providing detailed accounts, while other diaries contain only cursory information. Generally, higher level commands submitted the most detailed war diaries. War diaries of smaller units and ships often provide less information. For most of the 1942-1945 period, war diaries were typed on standard sized paper and varied considerably in the number of days and information that might appear on any one page. Most war diaries were discontinued by August 1946.

Box 1

     A12-1 War Diaries Correspondence (2 Folders) August 1942-April 1946

     7th Naval District April 1942-February 1943 (6 Folders)

Box 2

     7th Naval District March 1943-September 1943 (10 Folders)

Box 3

     7th Naval District October 1943-February 1944 (9 Folders)

Box 4

     7th Naval District March 1944-July 1944 (8 Folders)

Box 5

     7th Naval District August 1944-April 1945 (9 Folders)

Box 6

     7th Naval District May 1945-February 1946 (10 Folders)

Box 7

     7th Naval District March 1946-July 1946 (5 Folders)

     Communication Officer January 1944-May 1946

     Industrial Manager (2 Folders) January 1944-May 1946

     Ordnance Officer January 1944-August 1944

     Operations Officer February 1944

     Security Officer December 1943-December 1945

     Training Officer November 1943-April 1946

     U.S.S. Dahlgren DD-187 April 1942

     U.S.S. Noa DD-343 May 1942-November 1942

     U.S.S. Coral PY-15 April 1942-July 1942

     U.S.S. PC-451, PC-612, SC-655, YMS-38, YD-452 Various

     USCG Pandora April-May 1942

Box 8

     VS-1D7 (8 Folders) March 1942-January 1943

Box 9

     VS-1D7 (VS-39) (11 Folders) February 1943-April 1944

Box 10

     VS-39 (3 Folders) May 1944-May 1945

     VS-40 March-May 1944

     VPB-201 December 1944-March 1945

     ZP-21 (5 Folders) December 1943-May 1945

     ZP-22 July-September 1944

     ZP-23 October 1943-February 1944

     Z-24 February 1944-May 1944

Box 11

     NOB Key West November 1943-July 1946

     NOB Grand Cayman B.W.I October 1942-December 1942

     NAS Richmond November 1943-January 1946

     NAS Biloxi December 1943

     NAAS Mayport January-June 1946

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