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Silas William Thompson photograph collection of Peleliu during World War II

Creator:
Thompson, Silas William (collector and probable photographer)  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy  Search this
Extent:
2 Prints (halftone)
86 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Palauans  Search this
Yapese (Micronesian people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Angaur Island (Palau)
Peleliu Island (Palau)
Date:
circa 1944-1945
Scope and Contents note:
Unbound pages from an album documenting Silas William Thompson's participation in the United States Navy during World War II, with particular focus on the Battles of Peleliu and Angaur and his time at Base 20 Hospital. The collection includes a group portrait of Company B-8 of the Naval Hospital Corps School, views of Base 20, the invasion of Peleliu and its aftermath, prisoners of war, Palauans on Peleliu and Angaur, and one image of Yap men dancing. Two issues of the Los Angeles Examiner newspaper declaring the Allies' victories in Europe and the Pacific, Navy certificates from the training station and hospital school, and letters from Naval administrators, are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Silas William Thompson was a US Navy medic during the invasions of Angaur and Peleliu during World War II.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 98-32
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 98-32, Silas William Thompson photograph collection of Peleliu during World War II, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.98-32
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-98-32

Taenia taeniaeformis

Collector:
United States Navy  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Alcohol (Ethanol)
Remarks:
Vial/bottle
Place:
Peleliu Island, (Palau Island), Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
21 Mar 1945
Common name:
Cestoda
Published Name:
Taenia taeniaeformis (Batsch, 1786)
Other Numbers:
USNPC Accession (Catalog) : 045810.00
USNM Number:
1345131
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Invertebrate Zoology
Platyhelminthes
US National Parasite Collection
Parasite Collection
Data Source:
NMNH - Invertebrate Zoology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3577ae833-0050-489a-a21f-f92d37c5d8cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhinvertebratezoology_11999433

Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Max. Elevation:
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Min. Elevation:
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Place:
Caroline Islands. Palau Islands. West side of Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1946
Common name:
Ape ta'a
Baghliha. (other taro on Sonsorol called Moruya)
Bele (might be name of rhizome only)
Biga
Cananga
Chalu
Curacao pretu; black heart
Ka
Kape Mahoi
Kape Paku
Kupe Puhi
Mashing (fille) (might be name of food product)
Moruya
Ngaungua
giant taro
karunkut (Nashoi)
katak
ngau ngau
oth sapuken (Bascom 27i)
papao atulong (or papao stulong)
tingaugau
unog
woad, onak
wot
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Arales Araceae Aroideae
Published Name:
Alocasia macrorrhizos (L.) G. Don
Barcode:
03826820
USNM Number:
3290237
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39640af2f-52d2-4306-8760-467b36fb597c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15475332

Melochia compacta Hochr.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Max. Elevation:
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Min. Elevation:
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Place:
The Caroline Islands, Palau Islands, south-west side of Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
27 Jul 1946
Common name:
Eremalluegang
guguuw
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Malvales Sterculiaceae
Published Name:
Melochia compacta Hochr.
Barcode:
03378977
USNM Number:
3498298
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3764baf6e-6f13-45fd-a553-3d420e9ad7e5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14897591

Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Max. Elevation:
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Min. Elevation:
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Place:
The Caroline Islands. Palau Islands. West side of Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1946
Common name:
Beeri
Horenso = Japanese name
Tango
kakkoeng
kangkong
kangkum
kangkung
kongkong; kangking
seri
swamp morning-glory
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Convolvulaceae
Published Name:
Ipomoea aquatica Forssk.
Barcode:
03154313
USNM Number:
2395056
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38ccb8d85-95b5-487f-a30d-35b984656e5e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14632856

Operculina turpethum (L.) Silva Manso

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Max. Elevation:
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Min. Elevation:
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Place:
The Caroline Islands, Palau Islands, Southwest side of Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
27 Jul 1946
Common name:
Moonflower
Wandamjndamu
havarnash
luhatchog
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Convolvulaceae
Published Name:
Operculina turpethum (L.) Silva Manso
Barcode:
03148425
USNM Number:
2637980
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/317371f3e-c0aa-46ec-a463-443c8d7b3fe9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14616876

Maesa palauensis Mez

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
B. S. Blackburn  Search this
Place:
The Caroline Islands, Palau Islands, Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
31 May 1968
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Primulales Myrsinaceae
Published Name:
Maesa palauensis Mez
Barcode:
03109161
USNM Number:
2923424
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36911eb0d-f0b1-4929-9484-3b40933d9b07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14474059

Timonius timon (Spreng.) Merr.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
D. O. Otobed  Search this
Place:
Palau Islands, Peleliu Island, Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
20 Jun 1978
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rubiales Rubiaceae
Published Name:
Timonius timon (Spreng.) Merr.
Barcode:
02505691
USNM Number:
2881474
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30c6d01d2-2559-40a3-ac32-f050a08cb9c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13701823

Glochidion kanehirae Hosok.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
B. S. Blackburn  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Large tree.  Search this
Place:
Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
31 May 1968
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Glochidion kanehirae Hosok.
Barcode:
01271396
USNM Number:
3388454
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/327792d2b-2cd6-49a6-b276-5e7ab1a49da7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11525535

Glochidion kanehirae Hosok.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Tree.  Search this
Min. Elevation:
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Place:
Peleliu Island., Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
9 Mar 1950 to 10 Mar 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Glochidion kanehirae Hosok.
Barcode:
01271398
USNM Number:
3388452
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/314d7a00d-12fc-4963-9df1-ae229e00312f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11525538

Pipturus argenteus (G. Forst.) Wedd.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
F. R. Fosberg  Search this
Max. Elevation:
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Microhabitat Description:
Weedy lowlands with marshy places and cultivated patches, limstone soil. Very abundant, weedy  Search this
Min. Elevation:
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Place:
West side of Peleliu Island, Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
25 Jul 1946
Common name:
Amahanyan
Amahayan
Arame
Arme
Aroma
Hailkoh
Magele
Malege
Native Language Symbols
O libirini
Olonga
Oningo
Ormuh
Orohmah
Oronga
Qaqai
Ritsiring
Soga, fau soga
Sungasunga
Tiwarena
Tou
Tsitsiring
Vai'erehua
alamang
alko
amajayan
arme
armwe
arume, areme
daun kes
fau olonga
kar
kesi
kuryam
kweryam
ma'o
olonga
oronga
roa
rou'a
soga
soga soga
sungasunga
tiwarenga
warengaw
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Urticales Urticaceae
Published Name:
Pipturus argenteus (G. Forst.) Wedd.
Barcode:
00905925
USNM Number:
3418585
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Pacific Ethnobotany
Flora of Micronesia
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33cc953b4-e142-443c-ae31-700c0d7245dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10105662
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Ricinus communis L.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
B. S. Blackburn  Search this
Place:
Peleliu Island, Palau Islands,, Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
31 May 1968
Common name:
Agaliya
Castor Bean
Lepo
Mascarite
Utouto
castor bean
djarak sino
doelang badjora
lepohina
seblok
yaga huigu'
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Ricinus communis L.
Barcode:
01046515
Other Numbers:
Multi-sheeted specimen : Sheet 01 of 02
USNM Number:
2684401
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Flowering plants and ferns
Pacific Ethnobotany
Flora of Micronesia
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a222e808-2d61-4a8a-8c3e-a2f0fc4cecd4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2877015

Ricinus communis L.

Biogeographical Region:
62 - Northwestern Pacific  Search this
Collector:
B. S. Blackburn  Search this
Place:
Peleliu Island, Palau Islands,, Palau, Pacific Islands
Collection Date:
31 May 1968
Common name:
Agaliya
Castor Bean
Lepo
Mascarite
Utouto
castor bean
djarak sino
doelang badjora
lepohina
seblok
yaga huigu'
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Euphorbiales Euphorbiaceae
Published Name:
Ricinus communis L.
Barcode:
01046516
Other Numbers:
Multi-sheeted specimen : Sheet 02 of 02
USNM Number:
2684400
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Pacific Ethnobotany
Flora of Micronesia
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38cce13cc-e084-4b9d-993f-ff8e4119bf91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2877018

Cettia annae

Collector:
J. T. Marshall JR.  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
5 Dec 1945
Common name:
Palau Bush Warbler
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Sylviidae, Sylviinae
Published Name:
Cettia annae
Other Numbers:
Field Number : 3371
USNM Number:
385856
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Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35beb1635-2ddb-49de-8411-862817f2d070
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13345984

Cettia annae

Collector:
Rollin H. Baker  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
SE peninsula, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
29 Aug 1945
Common name:
Palau Bush Warbler
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Sylviidae, Sylviinae
Published Name:
Cettia annae
Other Numbers:
Field Number : RHB 277
Field Number : 829
USNM Number:
385453
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/335b41699-e978-424a-b593-6ea7a7f2f121
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13345986

Cettia annae

Collector:
L. P. McElroy  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
SE peninsula, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
20 Aug 1945
Common name:
Palau Bush Warbler
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Sylviidae, Sylviinae
Published Name:
Cettia annae
Other Numbers:
Field Number : LPM 206
Field Number : 830
USNM Number:
385455
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38478dc84-1467-4167-bb55-686a403c3a0c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13345990

Cettia annae

Collector:
C. O. Davison  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
SE peninsula, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
4 Sep 1945
Common name:
Palau Bush Warbler
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Sylviidae, Sylviinae
Published Name:
Cettia annae
Other Numbers:
Field Number : COD 276
Field Number : 831
USNM Number:
385454
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d63ed66f-ac7f-4a9d-863c-f81d66c4c477
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_13345993

Zosterops cinereus finschii

Collector:
L. P. McElroy  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Eastern Peninsula, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Aug 1945
Common name:
Dusky White-eye
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Zosteropidae
Published Name:
Zosterops cinereus finschii
Other Numbers:
Field Number : LPM 190
Field Number : 863
USNM Number:
384801
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b8084088-e11a-4091-bf77-eda1ba1fe989
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_11836507

Zosterops cinereus finschii

Collector:
L. P. McElroy  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Male
Place:
Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Aug 1945
Common name:
Dusky White-eye
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Zosteropidae
Published Name:
Zosterops cinereus finschii
Other Numbers:
Field Number : LPM 191
Field Number : 864
USNM Number:
384805
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Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30c92a3ec-90de-41a3-bc8f-b73c62e51f9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_11836522

Zosterops cinereus finschii

Collector:
L. P. McElroy  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
North Pacific Ocean  Search this
Preparation:
Skin: Whole
Sex:
Female
Place:
Eastern Peninsula, Peleliu Island, Palau Islands, Palau, North Pacific Ocean
Collection Date:
27 Aug 1945
Common name:
Dusky White-eye
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Aves, Passeriformes, Zosteropidae
Published Name:
Zosterops cinereus finschii
Other Numbers:
Field Number : LPM 189
Field Number : 862
USNM Number:
384811
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Vertebrate Zoology
Birds
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Birds Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3262b3b55-b2e3-464c-be87-c470e5ce706d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_11836534

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