The Resource George Wingfield Stinson papers

George Wingfield Stinson papers

Label
George Wingfield Stinson papers, ca. 1943-1946, 1998
Title
George Wingfield Stinson papers
Inclusive dates
ca. 1943-1946, 1998
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, ca. 1943-1946 and 1998, of George Wingfield Stinson (1918-1998) of Dillwyn, Virginia, reflecting his World War II service as a Ship's Cook, 3rd Class, United States Naval Reserve. Included are a handful of photographs of Stinson; his honorable discharge, 2 February 1946, and separation form; copies of newspaper clippings, 1945, on his involvement in the baking of "the biggest cake ever baked in the Pacific" (commemorating the anniversary of the 101st Naval Construction Battalion); and his obituary, 1998
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Biographical or historical data
George Wingfield Stinson was born on 20 October 1918 in Linghorn, Virginia. He was living in Dillwyn, Buckingham County, Virginia, when he was inducted into the Navy on 13 April 1943. Stinson served in the Pacific as a Ship's Cook, 3rd Class, with the 101st Naval Construction Battalion, and was honorably discharged on 2 February 1946. He died in Powhatan, Virginia, on 29 October 1998, survived by wife Inez E. Stinson (1916-2001) and five children and step-children.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
George Wingfield Stinson papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
15
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Blatto, Lois E.
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001658736
Reproduction note
Scanned copies of originals.
Type of unit
p.

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