A response to Captain A. D. Turnbull from James A. Michener exchanging information about a mixup in the ComSoPac (Commander South Pacific Area) history. Michener also responded that he forwarded information regarding "a running yarn of the Armed Guard" to the appropriate people within the Company for further consideration.
In a letter to Mr. Cunningham, James A. Michener summarizes a previous correspondence with Captain A. D. Turnbull. Michener asks that Cunningham takes over future correspondence with Turnbull regarding "a running yarn of the Armed Guard."
A letter from James A. Michener to the United States Navy inquiring about an assignment he was given during his time as Lieutenant Commander while serving in the South Pacific. Michener was tasked to examine certain camera lenses to determine if fungi had etched the surface. Upon discussing the matter with a scientist some years later, Michener wanted to know if his task was legitimate or if he was the victim of a hoax.
James A. Michener wrote a letter to the Bureau of Naval Personnel inquiring about the passing of colleague Lt. Cdr. John Burke, apparently killed in an airplane accident. Due to the nature of their acquaintance, Michener requested any details of the incident that could be shared.
James A. Michener responded to a follow-up letter from Commander W. R. Harlow regarding the worthiness of inspecting camera lenses for scratches due to fungi attacking the lens surfaces when stationed in the South Pacific. Michener was grateful for the clarification Harlow's response provided both he and the scientist that was consulted.