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The Side Boy, 1942

Lewis, R. C. (Editor-in-Chief)

Published by The Eighth Class of the United States Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School, New York, 1942
Condition: good Hardcover
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110, [38] pages. Illustrations (some full-page in color), pencil erasure on half-title. Decorative boards. More than 30 pages of advertisements and messages at the back. This contains the pictures of Companies 1 through 4. Published by the Eighth Class, October 1942. Printing appears to have been by the Robert W. Kelly Publishing Corporation, NY. This is an extremely scarce World War II military unit training "yearbook. " The first United States Naval Reserve Midshipman's school conducting V-7 training was established on board the converted battleship USS Illinois (BB-7) in New York City during the spring of 1940. The first class was graduated from the reserve midshipmen's school Prairie State hosted aboard the converted battleship USS Illinois in New York City. All but 32 of its 264 commissioned junior officers reported for active duty. The United States Navy Reserve Midshipmen's School was an expedited auxiliary naval officer training program instituted in June, 1940. Its goal was to train a planned 36,000 Naval Reserve officers for commands in the vastly-expanding U.S. Navy fleet being built up in preparation for the United States' entry into World War II. To achieve this, several new Naval Reserve Midshipmen's Schools were established mainly on college campuses around the country. Between 1940 and 1945 their junior officer candidates, many alumni of the Navy's V-12 training, completed a 30-day indoctrination course before entering the midshipman school's 90-day V-7 Navy College Training Program. After successful completion, graduates were commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Naval Reserve. The majority entered into active duty with the U.S. fleet in the Pacific Theater during the war. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 37963

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Title: The Side Boy, 1942

Publisher: The Eighth Class of the United States Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School, New York

Publication Date: 1942

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: good

Edition: 1st Edition

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