Guide to the E. J. Megonigal World War II letter
Collection number: HMC-0898.
Creator: Megonigal, E. J.
Title: E. J. Megonigal World War II letter.
Date: 1943 April 8.
Volume of collection: 0.02 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: World War II era letter from a Seabee serving in the Aleutians.
E. J. Megonigal was probably from North Carolina. During World War II, he served in the Aleutian Islands as a Seabee in Company B., 32nd Naval Construction Battalion.
The letter was written to friends George and Sally Cathey of Tryon, North Carolina. In the letter, Megonigal writes of having received a letter from the couple, comments on the harsh weather, the large number of ducks and geese, and friends.
Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to this collection.
Preferred citation: E. J. Megonigal World War II letter, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Related materials: The Joseph G. Moretti collection (HMC-0897) has two other letters written to the Catheys written by another member of Megonigal’s unit.
Acquisition note: This collection was acquired at internet auction by the Archives in 2006.
Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2006.