Oral History Interview with Robert D. Haines, May 15, 2002

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Interview with Robert D. Haines, an American prisoner of war during World War II. He discusses the attack on Clark Field in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, as well as his experiences on the Bataan Death March. He also tells of his time spent as a prisoner of war under the Japanese at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid prison in Manila. He encountered his brother, who was a civilian internee, at Bilibid. From there, he rode on a hell ship for 39 days to a POW camp in Formosa (Taiwan). When the Americans began bombing Formosa, Haines was moved via another hell ship to Tokyo, Japan. Not long after, he was liberated and returned to San Francisco, then Denver.

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Creation Date: May 15, 2002
Partner(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection(s):
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Place of Publication: Fredericksburg, Texas
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  • Creation: May 15, 2002
Coverage:
Place
Philippines - Nueva Ecija Province - Cabanatuan
Place
Taiwan
Place
United States - California - San Francisco County - San Francisco
Place
United States - Colorado - Denver County - Denver
Place
Philippines
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Interview with Robert D. Haines, an American prisoner of war during World War II. He discusses the attack on Clark Field in the Philippines on December 8, 1941, as well as his experiences on the Bataan Death March. He also tells of his time spent as a prisoner of war under the Japanese at Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid prison in Manila. He encountered his brother, who was a civilian internee, at Bilibid. From there, he rode on a hell ship for 39 days to a POW camp in Formosa (Taiwan). When the Americans began bombing Formosa, Haines was moved via another hell ship to Tokyo, Japan. Not long after, he was liberated and returned to San Francisco, then Denver.

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1 sound recording : digital

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | WWII | Formosa | United States. Army Air Forces. 19th Bombardment Group. | hell ships | United States. Army Air Forces. Nineteenth Bombardment Group. | United States. Army Air Forces. Bombardment Group, 19th.
Partner:
National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Collection:
National Museum of the Pacific War Oral History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: OH00530
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204483
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204483
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio