A Guide to the Melvin R. Cutting Diary, 1943
Raised in Woodsville, New Hampshire, Melvin R. Cutting (1917-1998) fought in the 774th Coast Artillery during World War II, serving in the Pacific theater. Halfway through 1943, after training in artillery and jungle warfare, he was sent to islands in the Pacific where he fought the Japanese. After the war, Cutting eventually moved to Lisbon, New Hampshire.
The Melvin R. Cutting Diary, 1943, documents Cutting’s service with the 774th Coast Artillery in Australia and the South Pacific during World War II. The diary describes his experience of war and military activities, including his artillery and combat training and jungle warfare against the Japanese.
This collection is open for research use.
Melvin R. Cutting Diary, 1943, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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