Amphibious Training Base, LIttle Creek, Virginia Series I, Publications, 1945-1987 (bulk, 1945)

Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base (Va.).


23 items : ill. ; in archival 3-ring binder box.
Chiefly arranged chronologically in binder sleeves; oversize items in separate folders.
Issues of the weekly base newsletter Gator from 1944 and 1945 (and 2 from 1964) and other publications, including The Leatherneck, November 1958 (featuring a photo article about Little Creek training) and monograph The Amphibs: Amphibious Training Command United States Atlantic Fleet (1945), highlighting the training of troops which took part in the "landing fleet, first at Normandy, Southern France, Saipan, and Guam. First at Japan ... [A] memento of the Amphibs rehearsing for the D-days"--Page [1]. Includes monograph (undated; published between1983 and 2099) Welcome Aboard : Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, containing a history of the base, with lists and photographs of the ships homeported at Little Creek at time of publication.
ATB (Amphibious Training Base) photo album, Little Creek, Virginia, 31 May 1945 -- An amphibious anthology of rare songs and barroom ballads. 16th ed. (1968) and 23rd ed. (1978). Commissioned Officers' Mess Open, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Norfolk, Va. -- Program for Change of Command Ceremony : USS Ultina ATF-463, 15 April, 1971 -- Reunion Reunion Reunion 1987 reunion weekend (flier and program), Fraternal Order of UDT/SEALS.
Little Creek NAB "grew out of four bases constructed during World War II, the Amphibious Training Base, the Naval Frontier Base, and Camps Bradford and Shelton ... A Secretary of the Navy letter in July 1945 disestablished the separate bases and established the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, with a commissioning date of July 30, 1945. In 1946 Little Creek was designated a permanent base"--Welcome Aboard, p. [1]. On October 1, 2009 Little Creek NAB and Fort Story became one command with two properties: Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

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