Berlinger, William, Jr.

William Berlinger, Jr. collection of World War II photographs and publications, 1941–1945.
2 boxes (1.67 linear feet).
About William Berlinger, Jr.

William Berlinger was born in 1916 in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served as a courier in Canada, Africa, and India for the U.S. Navy as Lt. Commander in the Office of Naval Intelligence. After the war, Berlinger worked for 59 years as a senior partner in the Philadelphia investment firm of Elkins & Co, which eventually merged with Prudential Securities where he was a vice president. Berlinger died in 2010.

About the collection

This is a collection of World War II publications, photographs, and military vessel recognition guides. The collection includes manuals on the identification of military vessels of the US, USSR, and Britain; Office of Naval Intelligence photo reproductions of U.S. and British vessels; photographs of U.S. military vessels; manuals on U.S. military uniforms and insignia; a U.S. Navy manual on uniform regulations; a manual on German uniforms and insignia; manuals on military aircraft of Japan and other countries; a copy of Janes Fighting Ships, 1941; and several publications on Japan, China, and the USSR. The collection also includes a stereoscopic viewmaster and 54 aircraft recognition slide reels.

Types of material
  • Photographs
  • Manuals
  • Slides (Photographs)
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