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1 Ed V. Davis ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF TWO (2) WORLD WAR II DIARIES OF ED V. DAVIS - Y2C U.S.S BEATTY (DD640)
ASEA ABOARD THE USS BEATTY 1942 Soft Cover Good+ Manuscript 
Archive lot of two sensational World War II diaries. As you open the cover of diary ONE, a small black book, it is signed "Ed V. Davis Y2C U.S.S BEATTY" (DD640) and at the bottom is has in print 50171 "Manufactured by U.S. Government Printing Office". The book starts out in October 16, 1942 and ends Tuesday, November 10, 1942. This diary was written as if he was talking to his mom. His job was in the bridge of the Beatty. He tells of many other ships and what days they joined the convoy. He talks of the secrecy of their destination of which he didn't know. He talks about pay, seas, people's emotions, what day the ships turned and what day the ships met the convoy. He tells which ships fired first and second all from the bridge of the U.S.S Beatty. The SECOND diary he did not write his name in. He started his writing at the top of the page as follows "The Second Beginning" June 6, 1943. It contains 12 pages of writing. The last date of his writings is July 13. He talks of war, plane crashes, shortages of food and water, women, suspense, dates, times, and movies. All written to his mom from the view of the bridge U.S.S. Beatty. 
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