Philip K. Lundeberg with Other Officer Survivors of U.S.S. "Frederick C. Davis"

ID: SIA2007-0165

Creator: Unknown


Date: 1945

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Assession 08-003, Box 1, Philip K. Lundeberg Papers

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Officer survivors of the U.S.S. "Frederick C. Davis" (DE-136): L to R. Robert E. Minerd, Assistant Communications Officer; Philip K. B. Lundeberg, Assistant First Lieutenant and Damage Control Officer; and Ruloff Kip, Division Radar Officer. Photograph was taken in Washington, D.C., in May of 1945 while preparing the final "Davis" action report and letters to families of some 115 lost shipmates, including eleven officers (Philip K. Lundeberg, 10/04/2006).


  • Lundeberg, Philip K. 1923-2019
  • Kip, Ruloff
  • Minerd, Robert E
  • United States Navy
  • U.S.S. Frederick C. Davis


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A naval historian Lundeberg came to the Smithsonian in January 1959 as a Consultant in the Department of Armed Forces History in the Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History, and in June of that year was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Naval History. From 1962 to 1984 Lundeberg was Curator of Naval History and in 1984, when the Divisions of Naval and Military History were merged to form the Division of Armed Forces History, he was named Curator of Armed Forces History. Following his retirement in 1986, he was named Curator Emeritus of Armed Forces History in 1987.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Assession 08-003, Box 1, Philip K. Lundeberg Papers

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 4 w x 6h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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