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Collection Donald Stillman
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1736
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs [between 1925-1932].
Year Range from 1925
Year Range to 1932
Event Post World War I
Description Assorted photographs and a photocopied newspaper clipping pertaining to the Navy service of Donald Stillman, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resident who disapperared from the destroyer U.S.S. Peary in the South China Sea in 1932. The photocopy is of a newspaper article from the Milwaukee Journal a few weeks after Stillman disappeared from the Perry. Photographs include two portraits of Stillman in civilian clothing, one portrait of Stillman wearing a Naval Academy uniform, and a photograph of Stillman in a full Navy uniform and standing on the deck of a ship.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
History Donald Stillman was born in 1907 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the Severn School and the Naval Academy, graduating with a commission in 1929. Stillman was transferred to the destroyer U.S.S. Peary in February 1932 to serve as chief engineer, and disappeared from the ship on May 28, 1932. His remains were never found.
Subjects Sailors -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
United States. Navy -- Officers.
Peary (Destroyer : DD-226)
Black-and-white photographs.