Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Letters written by Clarence Curbow to his mother during his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Curbow was stationed in Tokyo. The letters date from June 1945 to May 1946; only two letters were written prior to "Victory over Japan" or "VJ" day.
Typescript of a semi-fictional personal narrative of the detonation of the first atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexicon on July 16, 1945. The author was present at the detonation, serving as the military representative accompanying Los Angeles Times correspondent Alexander Reid. It is not entirely clear which components of the narrative are factual, and which are fiction. Included with the typescript are two sheets of background information about the author and his role in the events.