Title: Paul Kubesh
Collection Number: MSS 11136
Quantity: .75 feet
Abstract: Papers consist of a University of Idaho Naval Training School radio book, certificates, notices of separation from the U.S. Naval Service, information about the USS Colorado and Paul's service, printed material, photographs of Paul in uniform, and a post card of the Willis-Sweet Hall dormitory in Moscow, Idaho.
Provenance: The Paul Kubesh World War II Papers were donated to the Museum Division of the State Historical Society by Phyllis Greer, Personal Representative of the Paul and Emma Kubesh Estate, along with Kubesh’s uniform with hat (Mus #2012.00025). The papers were transferred to the Archives in May 2012.
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Related Collections: Kubesh’s uniform with hat (Mus #2012.00025)
From Kubesh’s Obituary in The Minot Daily News, June 24, 1995 p. A5
“Paul Kubesh, 71, Burlington, died…June 22, 1995, in his home.
He was born June 29, 1923, at Petersburg [ND] to John and Barbara Kubesh. He moved with his family to a farm southeast of Michigan when we has 5 years old. He was educated there and graduated from Michigan High School in 1942. He worked in a shipyard in Sausalito, Calif., before entering the Naval Reserve in June 1943. He served during World War II until his discharge in march 1946. He returned to the Michigan area and farmed until 1952. He worked for Mattson Construction of Minot for a short time and then for Armour and Co. in Omaha, Neb., before going to work in the Tioga oil fields in March 1953. He worked for Amerada Oil Co. for 17 years before moving to Burlington in 1971.
He was a member of the first Lutheran Church, Tioga, and the W. L. Cowper American Legion, Michigan. He also holds a Master Fisherman’s badge.”
BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY
1 USS Colorado and Paul Kubesh Naval records:
Summary of Paul Kubesh’s service on the U.S.S. Colorado, “Time Spent in the U.S. Navy” (copy)
Paul Kubesh, U.S.S. Mellena Statement of Service, 1946
“U.S.S. Colorado Has Gallant Record”
“War Summary of the U.S.S. Colorado”
U.S.S. Colorado service record card, Paul Kubesh
U.S. Navy Rating Description, Radioman, Third Class booklet
U.S. Navy Certificate of Satisfactory Service, Radioman Third Class card
Ancient order of the deep membership card, 1944
2 University of Idaho Naval Training School Radio book
3 Documents and certificates:
Certificate of completion from the University of Idaho at Moscow, Idaho on January 24, 1944
Two notices of separation from the U.S. Naval Service
Honorable Discharge certificate from the U.S. Naval Service
Certificate from President Truman thanking Kubesh for his service
4 Printed material:
“U.S.S. Colorado Cruise Book: 1942-1946”
“Going Back to Civilian Life” booklet
Box 2: Photographs:
11136-01 Portrait of Kubesh in uniform
11136-02 Photograph of Kubesh in uniform
11136-03 Photograph of Kubesh in uniform
11136-04 Willis-Sweet Hall Dormitory in Moscow, Idaho
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