4.25 in WIDE x .75 in DEEP
(10.79 cm WIDE x 1.90 cm DEEP)
Gift of Lawrence Eugene Crooks

I. H. Crooks, Badge 10993, Welder Foreman

This small, black, looseleaf binder (6 holes) was used by Ira Hubert "Buck" Crooks while he was working in the shipyards in Richmond, California during World War II. The notebook is insxribed in pencil on the inside "I. H. Crooks, Badge 10993, Welder Foreman." The notebook contain two plans for ships, one marked "Tank Location" and the other marked "Tank Top Shipmarks."

Mr. Crooks came to California in the 1930s to join his sister who had already moved out here. He was able to get a job at the dog racetrack in El Cerrito. When the shipyards opened, he was already here, so in an excellent position to be hired on, which he was.

Used: Ira Hubert Crooks | Welding | Richmond | Kaiser | Shipyard | World War II

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