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William A. Manley World War II scrapbook

Identifier: ahc.MSS869f

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


Conditions Governing Access

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
William A. Manley World War II scrapbook
Kurt List
May 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305