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Flying-2-1921.pdf
In the late 1910's and early 1920's, the United States had very little in the way of military aircraft. In an effort to convince both the public and officials there was value in investing in these aircraft, a series of aerial surveys and bombing…

bradner_seismic_summer excerpt.pdf
While traveling with the crew of the Dwyn Wen in 1963, as part of the Scripps Institutes study of seafloor seismology, Marge Bradner recorded her experiences of the voyage and the islands they visited.

This detailed and fascinating excerpt…

PalmyraClip1.mp4
This 30 minute documentary showcases the Waves Across the Pacific project. The brainchild of famed scientist Walter Munk, this series of oceanic observations proved waves could start anywhere on the planet, and travel thousands of miles, often…

Desert_By Wm Glasgow.jpeg
This etching was done by William Glasgow in 1930, according to its markings and notations. This particular print was purchased at a fundraiser for the Oakland Museum of California in approximately 2010. The etching was used in the introduction to…

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76thCBMU.pdf
This excerpt features content specifically related to Palmyra, from the larger yearbook of activities and personnel in the 76th CBMU. These few photos and anecdotes offer a great view into life before the larger conflict in the Pacific entered full…

USInsularReportExcerpt.pdf
This extensive report, prepared for the Committee on Resources, offers a detailed explanation of Palmyra's standing within the territories of the United States, including its legal history during World War2, and its current status.

This is all…

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This order officially placed responsibilities for managing Palmyra under the Department of the Interior, where it remains today. Since its removal from management by the Naval department, Palmyra had been somewhat is flux, but here Kennedy assured…

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This brief order rescinded President Roosevelt's original order, giving the Navy control of Palmyra. It was a final step in restoring ownership to the Fullard-Leo family, and helped solidify Palmyra's status as an unincorporated territory after the…

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After years of court appeals, the previous owners of Palmyra, the Fullard-Leo family, finally won their suit against the US Government and ownership of Palmyra was returned to them. While this didn't mean the immediate evacuation of personel from…

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This order officially established the "Palmyra Island Naval Defensive Sea Area". Plans for the construction and use of Palmyra as a Naval station were finalized and put in place, as the atoll's underwent its most significant physical changes at the…
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