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Howard Eisenacher Papers

Identifier: CSWS-0050

  • Staff Only

This collection includes four black and white pictures of Eisenacher and the Marine 7th Regiment in New Guinea, circa November 1943. Howard is only shown in one, a group photo of 3rd squad. The others show 3rd platoon's N.C.O.'s and 1st and 2nd squad. The collection also contains a letter to Dr. Charles Johnson of the Center for the Study of War and Society about Eisenacher's experiences in the Marines.


  • 1943 November, 1997 March 7

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This collection includes several photos of Howard L. Eisenacher and the E-C-7 1st Marine Division on location in New Guinea circa November 1943. Also included is a letter recounting Eisenacher's experiences to Dr. Charles Johnson from 1997.

Biographical/Historical Note

Howard L. Eisenacher was born in Chattanooga, TN on March 29, 1922. One day in 1940, while skipping school, he saw a recruiting sign for the Navy showing a marine in a blue uniform. Only 17, he needed his father to sign the enrollment papers. During World War II, Howard landed on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and Peleliu. He was discharged on November 2, 1946, and married Faye Heck from Knoxville in 1948. Howard found work at Southern Railway in Knoxville before being transferred to Chattanooga, then back to Knoxville, and then finally Mobile where he retired in 1983.

Eisenacher died on January 6, 2008, and is buried at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Knoxville.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was originally listed as part of MS.2012. It was then listed as CSWS.WWII.3.0016 until receiving its current number.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA