Eleanor Roosevelt with Major General Robert Beightler   Save
Eleanor Roosevelt with Major General Robert Beightler
Description: Photograph of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt with Major General Robert Beightler after the Battle of Munda Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, August 1943. After heavy fighting, the American soldiers defeated the Japanese soldiers during this battle, retaking Munda airfield. Born in Marysville, Ohio, Major General Robert Beightler commanded the 37th Infantry Division of the National Guard, commonly known as the "Buckeye Division," which fought alongside the 43rd Infantry Division at the Battle of Munda Point. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03425
Subjects: Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962; Ohio History--Military Ohio; World War, 1939-1945
Places: Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands); Marysville (Ohio); Union County (Ohio)