Ernie E. Williams diary

Ernie E. Williams diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Williams, Ernie E.
Title: Ernie E. Williams diary
Dates: 1942-1945
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 oversized portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of a diary of Ernie E. Williams while a sailor on board the U.S.S. Dorothea Dix from June 1942 - August 1945. Williams' entries describe life on board ship, transporting U.S. troops to Europe, submarine attacks, battles involving the Dorothea Dix including Normandy, descriptions of various ports and countries, and Williams' duties as a gunner's mate.
Coll. Number: ms2279

Biographical/Historical Note

Ernie E. Williams, sailor on the U.S.S. Dorothea Dix during World War II.

Index Terms

Dorothea Dix (Ship).
Sailors--United States.
United States. Navy. -- Gunner's mates
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernie E. Williams diary, MS 2279. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

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