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E. C. Swafford: Artifacts from World War II

Ernest C. Swafford saved a copy of this Thanksgiving 1945 menu (cover) from when he served in the Pacific Fleet during the Second World War.

The items in this collection are selected from the Ernest C. Swafford collection. They represent menus collected by Mr. Swafford during his military service in the Second World War.

  • Ernest Carroll Swafford, circa 1944.  

    Ernest Carroll Swafford

    Yeoman, Third Class 
    Served in: World War II 
    From: Marshall, Texas

    Born in 1927, Ernest Swafford served in the Pacific Fleet’s submarine force during the Second World War. He received the Victory and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals for his service. He worked as a welder before the war and enlisted in Longview, Texas.