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Overview of the John McDougal Atherton papers
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Diaries, letters, certificate, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to activities of the American destroyer Meredith in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II, and to the sinking of the Meredith and the death of J. M. Atherton during the Solomon Islands campaign. Includes printed matter and miscellany relating to the commissioning of the destroyer escort Atherton, named in honor of J. M. Atherton, in 1943, and to various aspects of Atherton family history.
Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy; signal officer, U.S.S. Meredith, 1941-1942.
1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
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