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Naval recognition slides RHC-50

Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49503

2010



Repository: Grand Valley State University Special Collections & University Archives
creatorUnited States. Navy.
Title: Naval recognition slides
Dates: 1943-1953
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet(6 boxes)
AbstractThe slide recognition method of training top-side battle-station personnel on board ship and all aircraft personnel was developed during World War II. Collection consists of 493 35mm black and white slides of World War II battleships, submarines, and aircraft in use by the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.
Identification: RHC-50
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Collection Description

Collection consists of 35mm black and white slides of World War II battleships, submarines, and aircraft in use by the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.


Administrative History

The importance of training top-side battle-station personnel on board ship and all aircraft personnel in visual recognition of ships and aircraft became even more evident during World War II. Mistakes resulting in costly errors and loss of life led to an increased emphasis on recognition as a vital skill. In 1942 a Recognition School was established by the Navy at Ohio State University where the method of identification using slides was developed. In 1943 the school was taken over by the US Navy.


Airplanes--Recognition
Military education
Ships--Recognition
Slides (Photography)
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Naval recognition slides (RHC-50). Special Collections & University Archives, Grand Valley State University Libraries.

Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Robert Beasecker in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.


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