Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: David Nash Diary
Series Number: MS85-02
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 14, 2010.
Date Listed: June 14, 2010
Date Span: 1941-1946
Size of Collection: 0.25 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 letter size document case; 1 item.
Type of Material: Journal.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: David Nash was the Executive Officer aboard the U.S.S. Mindanao just prior to and during the Second World War. After the declaration of war, his gunboat was sent to the Philippine Islands where it performed patrols from the
Scope and Content: Collection consists of transcripts from a diary kept by Lieutenant David Nash, United States Navy, from December 1, 1941 to May 29, 1944. The diary begins with Lt. Nash aboard the patrol boat U.S.S. Mindanao at
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Nash, David, 1914-2007.
World War, 1939-1945 – Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 – Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 – Campaigns –
Prisoners of War –
Additional Sources: See Father Found: Life and Death as a Prisoner of the Japanese in World War II by Duane L. Heisinger.
Research Notes: Collection was originally located in MS85-02 as a partial collection. The collection was donated by James Hammack on October 16, 1984. Copyright restrictions may apply.
1. December 1941
2. January-February, 1942
3. March-April, 1942
4. May-June 1942
5. July-September, 1942
6. October- December, 1942
7. January- April, 1943
8. May- December 1943
10. Correspondence 1945-1946
11. Miscellaneous Attachments 1942-1944