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Navy V-12

Navy V-12

A history of the Navy V-12 Program during World War II. The Program provided opportunities for young men whose families had suffered during the difficult times of the Great Depression. These high school graduates were offered the golden opportunity to attend colleges and universities. At the end of... more

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A history of the Navy V-12 Program during World War II. The Program provided opportunities for young men whose families had suffered during the difficult times of the Great Depression. These high school graduates were offered the golden opportunity to attend colleges and universities. At the end of the program, more than 60,000 U.S. Navy and USMC officers had entered the armed forces for the war. Many, also entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in the post-ear period, and served in Korea and Vietnam. -- Contents: Dedication and in Respectful Tribute to Arthur Stanton dams - Foreword - Prologue - A Tribute to the Trainees - Chronology Pathway to Global War - Chapter 1: Designing the Role for American Colleges - 2. Inception of the Navy College Training Programs - 3. New But Much Different - 4. Mobilizing For Total War - 5. How Blacks Became Naval Officers - Navy V-12 Bulletins: The Program's "Bible" - U. S. Navy Phraseology - Bibliography - Appendices: Navy V-12 Production Records - Outline of Curricula, navy V-12 program: Regular Students - List of naval District Officers - Navy V-12 and NROTC Units - Summary of Navy V-12 Enrollment by Trainee Types - Special Stories: On the Programs at Individual Colleges: DePauw U. - Case Western - Bethany College - Emory - Harvard - Illinois State - Lawrence College - U. of Louisville - St. Lawrence U. - Louisiana Tech - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Milsaps College - Mississippi College - Muhlenberg College - U of North Carolina - Oberlin - Ohio Wesleyan - U. of Oklahoma - Penn State - Rice - Purdue -- Some Distinguished Navy V-12 Alumni - with photos -- 80+ pages of biographies of individual members of the program. Many include photos of the office then and now.

Henry C. Herge began his career in education as an English instructor and principal on Long Island. During WWII, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and subsequently became the commanding officer of the Navy...more