Author:LAWSON NATHANIAL McMANUS

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1942 - 1945 ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF 100 LETTERS HOME HANDWRITTEN BY A CORPORAL IN THE 828TH ENGINEER AVIATION BATTALION NOTED FOR THEIR HELP REBUILDING THE MUNDA AIRFIELD

By: LAWSON NATHANIAL McMANUS

Price: $3,885.99

Publisher: USA AMERICA TO THE SOUTH PACIFIC, 1942

Seller ID: 0002020

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a large group of 100 or so original manuscript letters handwritten by African-American Corporal Lawson [Nathanial] McManus [1919 - 1991] between May 25th, 1942 to June 12th, 1945 thusly 23 to 26 years old at the time of writing. Corporal McManus served in the Pacific Theatre with the 828th Engineer Aviation Battalion (Coloured). [The 828th Engineer Aviation Battalion was well noted for aiding in the reconstruction of the famous Munda airfield on New Georgia.] The correspondence whose value to the family is evident as it has been lovingly maintained in an archival binder with approx... View more info