For God and Country: The War Diary of Lieutenant Commander John P. Foley, S.J., Navy Chaplain, 1942–1945

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Title

For God and Country: The War Diary of Lieutenant Commander John P. Foley, S.J., Navy Chaplain, 1942–1945

Subject

Jesuit, History, WWII, World War 2, Chaplain, Navy, Diary, Foley

Description

Between 1942 and 1945, a Boston College Jesuit named John Patrick Foley (1904-1995) kept a diary of his experiences as a Navy chaplain in the North Africa and Pacific theaters of war. He wrote about the soldiers and sailors he came to know and minister to; of his first walk on a battlefield; of war news and rumor; of the striking beauty of the battle-ravaged Solomon Islands; and of the ruins of Tokyo. Transcribed and typed by Fr. Foley’s secretaries after he returned to his administrative post as a dean, the diary was in the New England Provincial Archive at the College of the Holy Cross when Joseph P. Duffy, S.J., a retired BC senior administrator with a deep interest in 20th century Jesuit history, came upon it and determined to develop it as a public document. Edited by Duffy and former Boston College Magazine editor Ben Birnbaum.

Creator

Duffy, Joseph P.
Birnbaum, Ben
Foley, John P.

Source

Joseph P. Duffy

Contributor

Jesuit Archives & Research Center
Joseph P. Duffy

Rights

Joseph P. Duffy

Relation

JA-Duffy

Format

PDF

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

JA-Duffy-godcountry12132021

Date Available

2021-12-13

Temporal Coverage

1942-1945

Citation

Duffy, Joseph P., Birnbaum, Ben, and Foley, John P., “For God and Country: The War Diary of Lieutenant Commander John P. Foley, S.J., Navy Chaplain, 1942–1945,” Jesuit Archives Digital Collections and Resources, accessed May 24, 2022, https://jesuitarchives.omeka.net/items/show/937.