Ms 55 Rae Todd Kinn (USS Lagarto) Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 55 Rae Todd Kinn Collection

Letters written between Lt. Harold “Hal” Todd and his wife Rae Todd (later Kinn), written between 1941 and 1945 while he was in naval training and later as an officer on the Manitowoc-built submarine USS Lagarto. Mostly letters from Hal but also some letters from Rae that were returned as undeliverable after the submarine was lost in May 1945. Also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and official Navy communication.

  • Ms 55.1- 1941
  • Ms 55.2 -1942
  • Ms 55.3- 1943
  • Ms 55.4- 1944
  • Ms 55.5 -1945
  • Ms 55.6 -Post-War Years, 1946-1998 [inclusive dates]
  • Ms 55.7 -Newspaper Clippings & Ephemera, 1943-1998 [inclusive dates]
  • Ms 55.8 -Photographs, 1943 & 1944

 

Note: Items were arranged in chronological order, therefore some events cross over multiple folders. See notes below for clarification.

 

  •        Letters to Hal while waiting/deciding to enlist: May 1941-April 1943
  •        Letters from Philadelphia Waiting for Commission: Jan. 1943- April 1943
  •         Cornell: Oct 1943- Feb 1944
  •         New London Sub School: March 1944- Sept. 1944
  •         Pacific: Oct 1944- April 1945