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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Lawrence C. Crum Personal Papers SDASM.SC.10032
SDASM.SC.10032  
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Description
Lawrence Crum received his U.S. Navy Aviator wings in 1942 and served on the USS Ranger during WWII & Korean War. The collection contains numerous photographs of the USS Ranger, certificates and personal documents.
Background
Lawrence Clair Crum, Jr., was born March 6, 1920, and served as a United States Naval pilot. A significant portion of her service was spent aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61). Nick named the “Top Gun of the Pacific,” the USS Ranger was one of four Forrestal-class supercarriers built for the US Navy in the 1950s. The ship was the first US carrier designed from the very beginning as an angled deck ship and was decommissioned in 1993.
Extent
0.36 Cubic feet 1 box
Restrictions
Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers by appointment.