Beverly W. White Papers, 1942

Manuscript Collection #144

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Beverly W. White Papers
    Creator: White, Beverly W.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1942) consisting of log of events, diary, routine and training.
    Extent: 0.44 Cubic feet, 1 item , consisting of a diary
  • Description

    The diary covers the events from the ship leaving San Diego on July 1, 1942, until September 29, 1942. White describes the sea voyage that took them through the Fiji Islands into the Hebrides Islands. He remained on board during the first landing at Guadalcanal and mentions that both submarines and airplanes attacked the ship. They were sent to the ALHENA and from there they landed on Guadalcanal. The log ends on September 29 with only training and routine matters occupying their time while on the island.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Lieutenant Beverly W. White of Elizabeth City, N.C., kept a log of events for combat team "B" during its tour of duty in the Pacific during World War II. Lt. White was stationed aboard the USS PRESIDENT HAYES.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    October 27, 1970, 1 item; A diary (1942). Gift of Mrs. B. W. White, Elizabeth City, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. B. W. White

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Beverly W. White Papers (#144), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

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