Beverly W. White Papers, 1942

Manuscript Collection #144

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

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. B. W. White

Processing Information

  • Processed by D. Lennon

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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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.

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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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