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Title File of 8 documents related to John F. Carney (1920-1977) of Hoboken & his World War II military service.
Object Name File, Document
Catalog Number 2013.070.0001
Collection World War II Collection
Credit Gift of estate of John Francis Carney.
Scope & Content File of eight documents related to John Francis Carney (1920-1977) of Hoboken and his World War Two military service in the U.S. Navy as a radioman plus a memorial certificate issued after his death.

Carney lived in Hoboken prior to the war at 413 Washington Street and after the war at 260 Eleventh St. He was on active duty with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1, 1942 to Nov. 7, 1945.

The group is significant as being typical of what military veterans kept in their personal papers as important to their life experience and service. See objects for related items from his navy service: 2013.070.0002 for U.S. Navy uniform; 2013.070.0003 ribbon bars with ribbons and battle or engagement stars; 2013.070.0004 practice radio key set; 2013.070.0005 headset / earphones with plug.

1: Certificate for completion of Navy Training Course as Radioman Third Class; June 29, 1942. Printed paper form, 7-3/8" x 8-3/4" wide; entries mimeographed and typewritten with two signatures; photo depiction of battleship at center. See notes for text.

2. Certificate with memo that it was once stapled to: certificate - a second, smaller certificate, with same date certifying the study as in item 1; with United States Atlantic fleet printed memo, Nov. 26, 1942, re participation in the occupation of north-west Africa) and a first endorsement, Dec. 1, 1942 re U.S.S. New York. Certificate: 5-1/4" x 8" wide; memo 8" x 10-1/2"; reverse has several written names.

3: Form: Notice of Separation from the U.S. Naval Service, Nov. 7, 1945. Two copies: original with typewritten entries, right index thumbprint, signatures; carbon ("To: Veterans Employee Representative")

Typewritten address was crossed out and changed from 413 Washington St., Hoboken to 260 11th St., Hoboken.
It recorded that his last employer before military service was Alco Gravure, 9th and Monroe Sts., Hoboken.

Vessels served on: U.S.S. New York; U.S.S. Jeffers; U.S.S. Neunzer. Other duty posts listed.

4: Honorable Discharge Certificate, Nov. 7, 1945; C1173263. Photostatic (reversal) copy; 7-3/4" wide x 9-1/8" wide, irregularly trimmed.

5: Typed letter signed (autopen) from The Secretary of the Navy, Washington, James Forrestal, Nov. 29, 1945; thanks for his service and best wishes

6: Form: worksheet and instructions (being pages 3-4) for claim of payment for unused leave during service. Undated, but text refers to Armed Forces Leave Act of 1946 and a deadline for submission of September 1, 1947.

7: wallet card, laminated, 2-3/8" x 3-5/8": Certficate of Satisfactory Service ... United States Navy, World War II. Undated, but signature of certifying officer is same as on item 4, Honorable Discharge Certificate of Nov. 7, 1945.

8. Printed memorial certificate for John Carney from Jimmy Carter, President of the United States. No date, after Jan. 20, 1977 (Inauguration; Carney died January 1, 1977). Card stock, 8" x 10", with eagle seal; signed in facsimile.


The United States of America
honors the memory of

John Carney

This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Forces of the United States.

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Notes Archives 2013.070.0001

1: Navy Department, Bureau of Navigation; Navy Training Course Certificate; Carney, John Francis 646 29 15 S2c V-6 USNR; having completed the Navy Training Course; Radioman Third Class; with a mark of 3.55, is awarded this certificate the 29th day of June, 1942. Notation to this effect has been made in his service record.

Boyd Phelps [mimeographed name overwritten with ink signature]
Lieut. Comdr. C-V(S)
School Officer

U.S. Navy, Res.

[signature] W. Baggaley
W. Baggaley, Captain, U.S. Navy, Ret.
U.S.N. Training School, Noroton Hts, Conn.

Form: N.Nav.84 (Sept., 1929)

People Carney, John Francis
Date 1942-1977
Year Range from 1942
Year Range to 1977
Search Terms 413 Washington St.
260 Eleventh St.
U.S.S. New York
U.S.S. Jeffers
U.S.S. Neunzer
World War II
U.S. Navy
Alco-Gravure Division of Publication Corp.
Caption 1: Navy Train Course Certificate, Radioman Third Class, 1942
Imagefile 234\20130700001.TIF
Classification War
U.S. Navy