William A. Manley World War II scrapbook
Scope and Content
This collection contains a scrapbook complied by William A. Manley's father, George T. Manley, in remembrance of his son. It contains letters from William to his mother and his aunt Burnette "Birdie" Manley Fox (1900-?), as well as three letters that George Manley wrote to his son. Topics of the letters include everyday life and concern for William's safety. Newspaper clippings reporting William as missing in action are also included. Of particular note are letters expressing sympathy after William's disappearance from United States Senator Walter F. George, Georgia Governor Ellis Arnall, and Brigadier General Clark Howell to George Manley.
- 1943-1944, undated
- Manley, George T. (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
William A. Manley (1921-1944) was born in Decatur, Georgia, to George T. Manley (1896-1959), a World War I veteran and lawyer, and Annie William Manley Finch (1900-1954). William Manley attended Georgia Military College and completed his education at Clemson College in South Carolina, after which he worked for the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. Manley enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces in 1942. A year later, he graduated from bombardier school in Kirtland Field in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was subsequently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in a bomber squadron. In 1944 he went missing during a combat mission near Luxembourg. His body was returned to his family in 1948.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- William A. Manley World War II scrapbook
- Kurt List
- May 2019
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.