The James D. Reap, Jr. World War II Collection comprises various papers and realia pertaining to the Pacific Theater of World War II. The realia consists of American military service artifacts as well as electrical devices, primarily for communications purposes, and a rifle from the Japanese Army. The papers consist of notebooks, photographs, maps, currency, and published ephemera. The collection was donated by Carmella Jean (Cerullo) Reap, widow of James Domenico Reap, Jr., and James J. Reap, son of James Domenico Reap, Jr., in February 2013 with additional items donated in April 2015.
James Domenico Reap, Jr., was born on February 25, 1923. He served in both the Army and the Navy during World War II. Reap served as a Private, unassigned, in the Enlisted Reserve Corps in the Army until February 10, 1943. He then served as an Electronic Technician's Mate Third Class in the United States Naval Reserves until April 6, 1946. Reap was honorably discharged from both assignments. He was stationed at various times at: Bainbridge, Maryland; Florida; California; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Guam; Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands; Japan; and Panama.
For more information about the collection, see the finding aid for the James D. Reap, Jr. World War II Collection (PDF).
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