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Ernest Lee Crochet Collection

Collection 434

Crochet, Ernest Lee (1918 -2008). Collection, 1938-1947

2 ½ inches

Ernest Lee Crochet was a native and lifelong resident of Loreauville, Louisiana. His parents were Dosilva and Annette Broussard Crochet. He joined the U.S. Army and served in WWII and the Korean War. After his release from the military, he worked for many years as a surveyor for C.H. Fenstermaker. He died at the age of 90. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Loreauville, Louisiana.

This collection consists of a diary he kept while serving in the military and a Signal Manual photocopy.


A. Diary 1-01
B. Signal Manual 1-02


Box 1
1-01 Diary, U.S. Navy, handwritten diary of service time, 1938-1947. Photocopy
1-02 Signal Manual: U.S.S. Ranger (CV-4), De-Commissioning Exercise, Friday, October 18, 1946. Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA. Built-Newport-News Drydocking, Newport-News, VA, Launched, February 26, 1933. Commissioned, June 4, 1934. (English procedure). Photocopy