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World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, American

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227650014]
Identifier: MSS SC 2930
Scope and Contents

Biography and family record of Cecil Grant Ash, 1990 where Ash recounts his experiences growing up in Lehi, Utah from the 1920s to the 1940s. He also discusses his POW experiences, including journal enteries and war poems written in the camps by U.S. soldiers

Dates: 1990

G. Easton Brown interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331305]
Identifier: MSS SC 3179
Scope and Contents

Transcript of an interview conducted by Clayton Dahle on 3 July 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Brown served as a gunner for the United States Army Air Corps and flew combat missions against the Japanese. He was shot down and captured by the Japanese. Even though he was starved and tortured, he managed to survive. He said that the United States participation in World War II was justified.

Dates: 1985 July 3

Harry M. Thorsen collection on Salina, Utah

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3119
Scope and Contents

Collection includes five items: the History of John Johnson, History of Harry Martin Thorsen, "Main Street, Salina, Utah," by Harry Thorsen, History of Salina, and a compilation of historical documents describing the shooting of German POWs in Salina by Clarence Bertucci on 8 July 1945.

Dates: approximately 1940-1950

Calvin William Elton interviews

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230331412]
Identifier: MSS SC 3184
Scope and Contents Interview conducted by Murray Duff on April 16, 1985 for the Ray Hillam war project. Elton enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps in 1940, but he was used in ground combat in the Philippines in 1941. He was captured by the Japanese in 1942. He experienced the Bataan Death march for five days and was placed in a prison camp. Many men died every day because of disease and malnutrition. Elton talked about how he and his close friends kept each other alive. In 1943, he was sent to Japan....
Dates: 1985 April 16

Orem Heritage Museum video interviews of long-time Orem residents

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2251
Scope and Contents Interviews discuss historical events of Orem and the lives of noted Orem residents during the 20th century. Topics include farming and fruit growing, World War II (reminiscences of serving in the military), industrial and commercial development, railroads (inter-urban line), Orem's World War II prisoner of war camp and host of other local history topics. The interviews also address the development and history of the United States Steel Corporation Geneva Works (formerly Columbia-Geneva...
Dates: 1983-1999

Ray T. Matheny papers, approximately 1942-2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8970 Series 1
Scope and Contents Records and correspondence regarding Ray Matheny's World War II service in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 flight crew engineer, dating from 1942 to 2016. Also Matheny's research records regarding World War II relating to his service (1942-1944) and time as a POW at Stalag XVII-B, including two pieces of barbed wire from the camp (1944-1945). Later email correspondence generated in the 1990’s and early 2000’s regarding POW reunions and research for Matheny's book Rite of Passage is also present...
Dates: approximately 1942-2016

Walter H. Speidel interview

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330315]
Identifier: MSS SC 3174
Scope and Contents Transcript of an interview conducted on 28 March 1985 by Burt Speidel, Walter's son, for the Ray Hillam military history project. Walter was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was raised in Germany. He told about the Mormon missionaries that had to leave the country in 1938, and he was afraid that Germany and the United States would have to fight each other. He was in the Hitler Youth that had meetings on Sunday which made it difficult for him to go to Church....
Dates: 1985 March 28

Albert L. Winkler interview with Herbert K. and Erika W. Commichaux

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2778
Scope and Contents Typescript of an interview (64 pages) conducted by Albert L. Winkler and Corey Clement on November 9, 2001. Commichaux tells about his position as a company commander in the German Army with the rank of captain. He participated in numerous campaigns including the invasion of Poland in 1939. He fought on the Russian front from 1941 to 1945, was wounded twice, and was captured by the United States Army in 1945. Also included is an interview of Commichaux's wife, Erika, on the same...
Dates: 2001