Clyde Campbell Beaver collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains artifacts, papers, and photographs that belonged to Clyde Campbell Beaver from his time serving in the U.S. Army in the Corps of Engineers as a draftsman during World War II in the Pacific Theater. The artifacts include his draftsman tools, jacket, camera, and Bronze Star. The papers include official Army documents, newspaper clippings about Clyde, a personal letter to his wife, Adele Beaver, and a telegram. The photographs include photographs of Clyde in the Philippines, photographs with his wife and mother, and photographs he took himself.
- Date acquired: 02/16/2017
- Beaver, Clyde Campbell, 1910-1999 (Person)
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This collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical or Historical Information
Clyde Campbell Beaver was born on August 1, 1910 in Redondo Beach, CA. He graduated from Redondo High School in 1928. Before serving, he was a mine mechanic and a tile salesman. In June 1941 in Los Anglees, CA, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He completed basic training at Camp Roberts, San Miguel, CA and served in the Corps of Engineers. He was a draftsman in the Pacific Theater April 13, 1942 through March 1, 1945 at the Office of the Chief Engineer, General Headquarters, in the Southwest Pacific. He mapped potential airfields for the invasion of the Philippine jungles for General Douglas MacArthur and received the Bronze Star Medal on July 4, 1945 for his service. He met his wife, Adele Elizabeth Gilbert, in Australia and, they lived in California after the war. Clyde Campbell Beaver passed away on October 22, 1999 in Morro Bay, California, and is buried in Los Osos Memorial Park, Los Osos, California.
This collection was donated by Pamela Hutchins and Bonnie Pettersen. The collection was acquired by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience on February 16, 2017.
Revised 5/24/17. Entered 5/23/17.
- Bronze Star Medal (U.S.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Contax camera Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Drafting Tools Subject Source: Local sources
- MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
- United States. Army--Uniforms Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Cartography Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Philippines Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clyde Campbell Beaver collection 02.17.0004
- Brianna A. McLean
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- Description is written in: English, Latin script.
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