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John S. Janks Collection (555) Finding Aid
Item Number: 5550000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Documents, photos, slides and artifacts describe John Janks's service in the US Navy. Many photographs come from R & R trips to Bangkok. The slides were taken in the ports in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand. The slides also show daily life aboard the USS Fox.

Added: 26 Feb 2002[Updated: 09 Dec 2015]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029631   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029632   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029633   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029634   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029635   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029636   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029637   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA029638   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 27 Nov 2002[Updated: 27 Nov 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026047   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Temples, Bangkok, Thailand

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026048   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Temples, Bangkok, Thailand

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026051   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Temples, Bangkok, Thailand

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026049   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

View of the City from the hotel

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026050   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

View of the City from the hotel

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026053   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

A Traditional Thai play

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026054   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Me, off duty, Gulf of Tonkin, Fall 1971. Most guys wore the unofficial 'BVDs' rather than the issued boxer shorts

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026055   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

R&R, Bangkok, Thailand. We were put up in a hotel. I think it had a 'George' somewhere in the name, but can't remember. After weeks at sea, most wanted to sleep but were constantly interupted by knocks on the door. The 'Madam' would bring in her girls. I took a photo of these three, who

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 23 Jan 2019]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026052   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Temples, Bangkok, Thailand

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026056   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Me, last trip in before discharge. It was tradition to toss one's hat at the last bouy in San Diego harbor on your last cruise into port. Phpto taken by ship's photographer. Oct (?) 1972.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 19 Feb 2002[Updated: 19 Feb 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA045809   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Thai Village, Satahip, Thailand

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2006[Updated: 21 Jun 2006]
Photograph
Item Number: VA045810   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Buddist Monks on daily AM rounds for food from community

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Jun 2006[Updated: 21 Jun 2006]
Military ID card
Item Number: 555museum0500   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Military ID Card of John S. Janks

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Belt buckle
Item Number: 555museum0501   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Brass Beltbuckle

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Certificate Of Appreciation
Item Number: 5550101004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2002]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon membership card
Item Number: 555museum0714   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

John S. Janks membership card for Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Jan 2003[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Butterfly knife
Item Number: 555museum1249   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Filipino butterfly knife purchased at Subic Bay Naval base (1971)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Correction to Janks's DD-215 Correcting the DD-214
Item Number: 5550102007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 11 January 1973

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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Navy belt with buckle
Item Number: 555museum1389   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

U.S. Navy issue belt and buckle

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 07 Sep 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Lighter
Item Number: 555museum0496   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lighter of USS Fox DLG-33

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Lighter
Item Number: 555museum0497   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Lighter of USS Fox DLG-33 in Box

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Bullet on chain
Item Number: 555museum0498   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Bullet on chain (tongs inside bullet used as roach clip)

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Roach clip
Item Number: 555museum0499   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Roach Clip

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Message From The Captain
Item Number: 5550101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 01 May 1972

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2002]
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Navy tie
Item Number: 555museum0504   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Navy uniform tie

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Pin
Item Number: 555museum0715   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Honorable Discharge lapel pin from the U.S. Navy.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Jan 2003[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Taiwanese currency
Item Number: 555museum1248   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Taiwanese money

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Navy seabag
Item Number: 555museum1251   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Olive Drab (OD) green Navy standard issue seabag with Janks' name stenciled on it

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 16 Jun 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Navy sweater
Item Number: 555museum1346   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

100% wool Navy issue sweater manufactured by Nelson Knitting Mills, Inc.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 02 Aug 2004[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Ten yuan Bill (Chinese currency)
Item Number: 5550102002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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Letter From 9th Naval District Allowing Janks to go Temporarily to Training Class I (14 May 1970)
Item Number: 5550102003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 14 May 1970

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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a Letter From Illinois Senator Charles H. Percy, Dated 9 June 1972
Item Number: 5550102005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 09 June 1972

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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Thai utensil knife
Item Number: 555museum3300   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Thai traditional utensil knife. Popular from the 1940's to the 1970's.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 17 Feb 2009[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
USS Fox patch
Item Number: 555museum0503   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

Shoulder Patch of USS Fox

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Navy jacket
Item Number: 555museum0505   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

US Navy Jacket

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Navy sailor uniform top
Item Number: 555museum0506   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

US Navy Sailor's Uniform Top

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Navy jacket
Item Number: 555museum0507   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

US Navy Uniform Jacket

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Oct 2002[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Sailor hat
Item Number: 555museum0712   (Click For More Item Information)
 Museum Object

[Number of Pages: 1]

White sailor's hat

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 21 Jan 2003[Updated: 19 Nov 2013]
Statement Of Acceptability
Item Number: 5550101007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 09 April 1969

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 25 Jun 2002[Updated: 25 Jun 2002]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Mimeographed Copy of Janks's Active Duty Orders (7 April 1970)
Item Number: 5550102004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 07 April 1970

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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Janks's DD-214
Item Number: 5550102006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: John S. Janks Collection

Added: 24 Aug 2004[Updated: 24 Aug 2004]
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