1941-1945

OH 1288

Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 15, USS Randolph, USS Noble. His experiences as a PT boat skipper in the North African and European Theaters and various other duties in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Early naval career, 1941-42; assignment to the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Center, Melville, Rhode Island, October, 1942; association with future President John F.

OH 1284

His experiences as a guerrilla fighter in the Philippine Islands during World War II. Assignment to patrol-torpedo boats in the Philippines,1941; orders from General Douglas A.

OH 1363

Journalist. His experiences as a Japanese language interpreter/interrogator in the Pacific Theater during World War II; and his observations as a journalist while covering the proceedings of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East. Pre-war career in journalism; U.S. Navy Japanese Language School, University of Colorado, 1942-43; assignment to the 4th Marine Division, 1943; Roi-Namur and Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 1944; interrogation of Japanese prisoners-of-war; Saipan and Tinian, Mariana

OH 0517

Member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1944-45, and American air raids; liberation.

OH 0499

Member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944-45; Saigon and Da Lat, French Indo-China, 1945, and American air raids; liberation.

OH 0438

Member of the “Lost Battalion.” His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Prison Camp, Batavia, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma-Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Tamarkan, Thailand, 1944; railroad maintenance in Burma, 1944-45; liberation.

OH 1520

Landscape architect. His experience as a member of PRISIC in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Educational background including graduation from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture; commissioning as a U.S.

OH 1208

His experiences as a fighter pilot in the European, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters during World War II. Primary training, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1940; secondary training, Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, Texas, 1941; advanced training, Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1941; assignment to the 31st Fighter Group, 1942; training in the Bell P-39 Airacobra; move to England and assignment to fly a Spitfire; Dieppe Raid, August 19, 1942; North African Campaign, 1942-43; comments about General George S.

OH 1327

His experiences as a demolitions expert in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. Education in West Texas; his work as an oil well shooter in the West Texas oil fields, 1930s; enlistment in the Army, 1941; assignment to the 12th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas, 1941-43; transfer to the 124th Cavalry and assignment to Burma, 1943; combat against Japanese forces around Mong Wi and Myitkyina, Burma, 1943-45; his battle wound and evacuation, July, 1945; sundry readings from his personal journal.