General William W. Buchanan

General William W. Buchanan

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Buchanan, William W.
Title: General William W. Buchanan
Dates: 1934-1958
Quantity: 0.03 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 690 to MS 702 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of a typescript of a taped interview with Brigadier General William W. Buchanan, U. S. Marine Corps (ret.). General Buchanan was a 1934 graduate of the University of Georgia where he was a colonel of the Cadet Corps. This interview is part of the Marine Corps Program of Oral History, one element of which consisted of taped interviews with retired prominent Marines. The interview concerns his career in the Marine Corps including his experiences during World War II at Tarawa, Saipan, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima and other areas. A photograph of General Buchanan, a covering letter from Col. F. C. Caldwell to President Davison, a preface, and a restriction form are included in the memoir.
Coll. Number: ms691
Location: 32108045658906

Biographical/Historical Note

William W. Buchanan was a Brigadier General with the United States Marine Corps.


Index Terms

Buchanan, William W.
Generals--Biography.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945--Personal narratives.
Military cadets--Georgia--Athens.
Oral histories (document genres).
Photographs.
Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944--Personal narratives.
Tarawa, Battle of, Kiribati, 1943--Personal narratives.
Transcripts.
United States. Marine Corps.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Japan--Okinawa Island--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

General William W. Buchanan. MS 691. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.