DETRE, George E. (b. 1918)
Survivor of the sinking of the USS Houston. His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Sinking of Houston, 1942; capture and imprisonment at Serang, Java; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Singapore, 1944-45; hell ship to Japan, 1945; coal mining at Senju, Kyushu, 1945; liberation.
Date of Interview: August 17, 1978