Harold G. Simms papers, 1900-1949-02


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0.50 cubic ft., 1 digital objects

Harold Glenn Simms was born around 1925; his father was William E. Simms, his mother Ruby Simms. William together with his brother Eric J. Simms ran the Simm's Bros Yacht Yard in Dorchester. In the 1940s, Harold supervised construction of boats including the T-boats, which the Army commissioned as passenger-cargo boats doubling as harbor tugs, and known as tug-transports, or T-boats during World War II. Pfc Harold G. Simms, 330th Infantry, E Company HQ, served in World War Two, was awarded a Purple Heart, and later on received a Bronze Star for 'outstanding devotion to duty as a company runner during military operations from July 4 1944 to May 8 1945 in France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.' Harold Harold attended Tufts University (1946-1949) and graduated in 1949 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, Cum Laude. While at Tufts, Harold Simms founded the Camera Club (1947) and served as its president (1947/48) and treasurer (1948/49). After graduating, Simms apparently worked as naval architect.

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