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Guide to the E. J. Megonigal World War II letter
1943

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.

Biographical note:
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.

Collection description:
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.