Edward G. Miller Papers

Manuscript Collection #541
Miller, Edward G.
Physical description
0.11 Cubic Feet, 76 items , consisting of official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.
Preferred Citation
Edward G. Miller Papers (#541), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1941-1966) including official orders, correspondence, and miscellaneous items.

Biographical/historical information

Captain Edward G. Miller, a member of the U.S. Naval Class of 1941, served on battleships and destroyers during World War II. Included in his wartime duty was service in the USS WASHINGTON operating in the Atlantic and then reassignment to the USS GHERARDI during the Normandy invasion.

Scope and arrangement

The collection consists primarily of official orders, commendations, and correspondence. Orders (1941-1966) reflect Miller's service in the USS WASHINGTON (1941-1942); USS GHERARDI (1943-1946); USS GYATT (1955); USS ROBERT H. OWENS (1956-1957); USS RALEIGH (1964-1965); and the USS MONROVIA (1966). Other duty included Commander Sixth Fleet (1952), Commander Amphibious Squadron TEN, and Director of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Miller's commendations include two Bronze Stars received for duty in France (June 6, 1944) and during the Dominican Republic crisis (April 26-30, 1965).

Official correspondence includes a report from Robert McNamara (1964) concerning the function of the Shipyards Policy Board (1964). Of particular interest are the reports Miller wrote concerning various aspects of the Mediterranean cruise of the USS MONROVIA (1965-1966) and the reasons for the low enlistment in PHIBLANT (1965).

Miscellaneous items include copies of the magazine Knickerbocker from the USS NEW YORK's Midshipmen's Practice Cruise (1940), the USS WASHINGTON's Wash-Rag (1942), Capsule Facts of the Armed Forces--Dominican Republic (1965), and The Gator--Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (May 21, 1965), which discusses the evacuation of the Dominican Republic and the role of the crew of the USS RALEIGH during that crisis. Miscellaneous newspaper clippings include articles concerning Captain Miller and the USS WASHINGTON. For related materials see O.H. 92.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 7, 1987, 76 items; Official correspondence file (1941-1966), reflecting naval career of U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941 graduate. Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller, Falls Church, Virginia.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Capt. Edward G. Miller

Processing information

Processed by J. Layne, June 1988

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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

Key terms
Personal Names
Miller, Edward Godfrey, 1911-1968
Corporate Names
Gherardi (Ship)
Monrovia (Ship)
Raleigh (Transport)
Washington (Battleship : BB-56)
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Atlantic Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, American
Dominican Republic--History--Revolution, 1965