Title: Captain Thomas A. Thornton Papers, 1943-1947
Primary Creator: Thornton, Thomas A.
Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet
Arrangement: The collection is organized into folders by subject.
Date Acquired: 03/08/1982
This collection includes papers relating to Captain Thomas A. Thornton's work with the Joint Intelligence Collection Agency - Middle East (JICA-ME), 1943-1947.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The materials in the collection date between 1943 and 1947. The collection includes declassified documentation both involving Captain Thornton and the JICA-ME. This includes directives, official reports and recommendations and awards for Captain Thornton or for his subordinates. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence. There is a 200 page handwritten “Daily Log of JICA-ME Navy, Cairo Egypt”. Items of a personal nature include two day books written by Captain Thornton recording his daily actions and an Arabic text, possibly a day book.
Collection Historical Note
Captain Thomas A. Thornton of the U.S. Navy headed the Joint Intelligence Collection Agency - Middle East (JICA-ME) headquartered in Cairo from 1943 to 1947. He was highly decorated by his own country and by the King of Yugoslavia and the King of Greece.
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This collection is available for use by the general public.
Copyright has been assigned to the United States Government.
Thornton, Thomas P.
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General Correspondence (P6634), 1943-1945
Correspondence re Medals to JICAME Personnel from U.S.N. - US Foreign Medals to Thomas Thornton.
JICA-ME Naval log book