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Jackson, Charles Burnham, 1823-1949



  • Existence: 1923 - 1949

Charles Burnham Jackson was born in 1923. After attending Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduating from Vermont Academy, he entered Dartmouth College in 1942. He left Dartmouth in his freshman year to enlist in the navy and served with PT Squadron Fifteen in the Mediterranean and at the PT Base in Rhode Island. Following his honorable discharge in 1945, Jackson worked for the National Board of Fire Underwriters in New York City and the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association in Indianapolis. He died in a car accident in 1949.

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"Into Harm's Way-A Story of PT Boats in the Mediterranean"

Codex 003313
Identifier: 003313
Overview Typescript by Charles Burnham Jackson (1923-1949), bound, describing his experiences on a PT boat in the Mediterranean during WW II. Includes "The Dartmouth" for October 7, 1942 with an article about him, as well as obituary clippings.