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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Oral history interview with Lee Allen

 Collection
Identifier: MSS SC 3162
Scope and Contents Transcript and audiocassette recording of an interview with veteran Lee Allen conducted by Mark D. Bell for the Ray Hillam project, dated approximately 1985. Allen went to Vietnam in 1962 and was never wounded. He discusses how he had little difficulty with killing because the enemy was brutal and murdered religious leaders and teachers. He says that the United States press did a poor job in reporting the war. It failed to note how brutal the enemy was, and it wrongly indicated that the war...
Dates: approximately 1985

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

Franklin T. East war history

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230337591]
Identifier: MSS 2776
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a bound autobiography (29 pages) and various letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to East's life and military service. East was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in April 1942 and survived the Bataan Death March and over three years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. His autobiograpy mainly deals with his sufferings as a prisoner of war and with his faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dates: 1941-1984

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

P.O.W.

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230330018]
Identifier: MSS SC 3059
Scope and Contents Describes being captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II, the Bataan Death March, and his three and one-third years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan. Also included are two photographs of Poole in his military uniform and a note stating that his son later served in Japan as a missionary for the Mormon Church. Also on microfilm.
Dates: 1980

P.O.W. life of Forrest Packard in pictures

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230332576]
Identifier: MSS SC 3278
Scope and Contents Typewritten biography of Dee Leavitt's father, Forrest Packard who was an American prisoner of war held by the Japanese during World War II. Packard was a civilian employee who was caputured by the Japanese on Wake Island. He served nearly four years in prison camps. Dr. Leavitt has researched the experience of the prisoners of war and has interviewed many survivors to write this story of Packard's imprisonment. The item includes numerous drawings made by American prisoners of war which...
Dates: 2000

To Japan with encouragement and hope

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197225523031]
Identifier: MSS SC 3060
Scope and Contents Jacobsen writes about being held in captivity by the Japanese for three and one-half years in the Philippines and Japan during World War II. Comments on the strength that he derived from his belief in the Mormon Church and in his family.
Dates: 2000