OH 1258

OLSON, John E. (b. 1917)

Notable: Survivor of Bataan Death March
Survivor of the Bataan Death March. His experiences as a prisoner-of- war of the Japanese during World War II. Education at the U. S. Military Academy, 1935-39; assignment to the Philippines with the 57th Infantry, 1939; preparations for war with Japan and evacuation of dependents; opening days of the war; defense of Bataan and surrender; Bataan Death March; Camp O' Donnell, 1942; Cabanatuan, 1942; hell ship to Japan; prison camp at Osaka, Honshu; American B-29 raids; liberation; postwar Army career.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 69 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) William J. Alexander
Date of Interview March 15, 1998

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