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William P. Upshur collection

Identifier: MS-0082
This collection consists of two inspection trip scrapbooks, May 1942 and 1943 ("The Cruise of the Flying Cow"; "The Coconut Circuit"), documenting General William P. Upshur's visits to various Pacific islands. Destinations include Midway, Pearl Harbor, Palmyra Island, and Johnson Island.


  • 1942-1943


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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.


2 items

Biographical / Historical

William Peterkin Upshur was born in 1881 in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated VMI in 1902. He was a Major General, United States Marine Corps and a Commanding General, Department of the Pacific during World War II. He died in 1943 in a plane crash near Sitka, Alaska.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450