Dunn, James A. 1913-
Most widely held works by James A Dunn
On board the USS Mason : the World War II diary of James A. Dunn by James A Dunn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
James A. Dunn was a signalman on the USS Mason, a destroyer escort during World War II, the only oceangoing warship in the navy to employ African Americans in positions other than cook or messmate. Manned by African American seamen (and commanded by white officers), the ship made ten crossings of the Atlantic from 1944 to 1945, escorting convoys of merchant ships to and from the United Kingdom and North Africa and operating in hunter-killer groups searching for German submarines.
James A. Dunn's Diary 1944-1945 by James A Dunn ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Box 1 contains James A. Dunn's original diary; a photocopy of the original diary; photocopies of William Blackford's Letters 1928-1944; transcriptions of an interview with James A. Dunn conducted on April 6, 1995 by Professor Mansel Blackford. Box 2 contains issues of American Legacy and Columbus Monthly containing details about James A. Dunn's service on the USS Mason; a VHS copy of an interview given by James A. Dunn Sr. to the show Viewpoint (2/16/1996); VHS copy of the movie Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason; copies of two books On Board the USS Mason: The World War II Diary of James A. Dunn edited by Mansel Blackford (1996) and Proudly We Served: The Men of the USS Mason by Mary Pat Kelly; four cassettes containing taped interviews with James A. Dunn Sr. conducted by Mansel Blackford between April and June 1995.