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     Manuscript Collection

"THE HISTORY OF BAND EIGHT"               89-008

Physical description:

1 item (9 page, in part copies)


12 August 1943 - 14 February 1945.

Scope and content:

9 page typescript, "The History of Band Eight" by William Keeler.

Brief, irregular entries describing the itinerary, personnel, program and other experiences of Band Eight (also called the Seventh Fleet Band) of the United State Navy in the South Pacific, 1943-1945, including Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. The account, which appears to have been drawn from a diary, includes occasional comments on venues, bases, officers, other entertainers, illnesses, and the band's relationship with Red Cross workers. Included also is a play list for New Guinea shows with commentary by the author, "Famous Sayings of Band Eight", and of list of personnel and their instruments 31 December 1944.


This manuscript is filed by accession number with other manuscript collections.