The U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection, located in the University Archives, contains research materials for the book, Carrier Down, by Marcia Clark in which the history of the U.S.S. Princeton is chronicled.
Consists of research materials for the book Carrier Down: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (1990), co-authored by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marsha L. Clark. Included are typed transcriptions of tape-recorded interviews, newspaper clippings, and recollections written by individual men who served on the carrier when it was bombed by the Japanese on October 24, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf; subject files of materials used in the writing of the book, such as photocopies of the Navy War Damage Reports, lists of survivors, and information on types of Japanese aircraft; and photographs that appeared in the book.
The U.S.S. Princeton was a World War II American carrier vessel that was demolished by Japanese forces off the coast of the Philippines in October 1944. The carrier had participated in successful campaigns throughout the Pacific, particularly for the Gilbert, Solomon, Marshall, Carolina, Mariana, and Philippine Islands. The disaster claimed 108 lives, and more than 600 were injured. This collection contains research materials for the book Carrier Down, The Story of the Sinking of the U.S.S. Princeton (CVL-23) by Thomas I. Bradshaw and Marcia Clark, in which the history of the U.S.S. Princeton is chronicled.
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the University Archivist. Copyright is held by the Trustees of Princeton University.
U.S.S. Princeton [C.V.L.-23] Collection; 1941-1990, Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.