Norman C. Brauer papers
Held at: Millbrook Society [Contact Us]32 North York Road, P.O. Box 506, Hatboro, PA, 19040
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Norman C. Brauer, was a resident of Warminster, Pennsylvania. Born in 1924, he served in the Navy during World War II. Brauer worked on salvage operations at Pearl Harbor, helping to recover the USS Oklahoma. Brauer died in 1982.
The Japanese army attacked the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. The attack directly led to America's entry into World War II the next day. "The righting and refloating of the capsized battleship Oklahoma was the largest of the Pearl Harbor salvage jobs, and the most difficult." The salvage took place from 1942-1944.
Naval History and Heritage Command. "Salvage of USS Oklahoma." Accessed October 24, 2011. http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/wwii-pac/pearlhbr/ph-ok9.htm.
This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, a blueprint, and ephemera. The highlights of this collection are a scrapbook of photos and clippings of Pearl Harbor, and a blueprint of the deck of the USS Oklahoma, one of the ships that Brauer helped salvage.
Gift of Norman Brauer , circa 1982.
- Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes
- Oklahoma (Battleship)
- Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
- Submarines (Ships)--Salvaging
- World War, 1939-1945
- Millbrook Society
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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