Hewes, William L., Jr., Papers

Manuscript Collection #656

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: William L. Hewes, Jr., Papers
    Creator: William L. Hewes, Jr.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1943-1945) including official war diary, and a narrative detailing activities of the MILLER and its crew, as well as other ships, in the Pacific Theatre. Narrative written by crew member William L. Hewes, Jr.
    Extent: 0.074 Cubic Feet, ship's war diary 21 pages compiled from an official war diary and a summary of important events.
  • Description

    Hewes used the official war diary of the MILLER to compile this account and included personal observations and opinions as well.

    The collection consists of a narrative detailing activities of the MILLER are listed including specifics concerning its operation in battle, fueling, maintenance, repair, and fleet assignments (pp. 10-20).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    William L. Hewes, Jr. (b. 1922), joined the U.S. Naval Reserves and was assigned to the destroyer USS MILLER (DD-535) during World War II. Hewes served as officer of the deck, anti-submarine warfare officer, torpedo officer, and navigator.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    September 9, 1993, 21 typed pages; Operations of the USS MILLER (DD-535) in the Forward Area of the Pacific from December 1, 1943, to July 3, 1945. Gift of Mr. William L. Hewes, Jr., Santa Rosa, CA.

    August 5, 2019, (unprocessed addition 1) 0.05 cubic feet; This addition includes the War Diary of the USS Miller (December 1, 1943 – August 31, 1945). Gift of William L. Hewes, Jr.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. William L. Hewes, Jr.

    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

    William L. Hewes, Jr., Papers (#656), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by S. Mercogliano; A. Merriman, November 1999

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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