Beverly W. White Papers

April 25, 1905
Manuscript Collection #144
Creator(s)
White, Beverly W.
Physical description
0.44 Cubic Feet, 1 item , consisting of a diary
Preferred Citation
Beverly W. White Papers (#144), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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Papers (1942) consisting of log of events, diary, routine and training.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

The diary covers the events from the ship leaving San Diego on 1 July 1942, until 29 September 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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. B. W. White

Processing information

Processed by D. Lennon

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
White, Beverly W.
Corporate Names
President Hayes (Transport ship)
Topical
Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943
Soldiers--Diaries
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal
World War, 1939-1945--Fiji
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
World War, 1939-1945--Scotland--Hebrides