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The Texas Historian, Volume 61, Number 3, February 2001

The Texas Historian, Volume 61, Number 3, February 2001

Date: February 2001
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
Oral History Interview with Alan W. Saunders, October 8, 2004

Oral History Interview with Alan W. Saunders, October 8, 2004

Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Saunders, Alan W.
Description: Interview with Alan W. "Buck" Saunders, a pilot during World War II. He discusses joining the Army Air Corps, becoming an airplane mechanic, and going to flight school for pilot training. He was stationed in India and flew supplies into China over the Himalayas (known by pilots as "the Hump"). In China, he traded items such as jewelry or opium for information on Japanese troop placements in Burma. He also discusses his meetings with native Burmese and talks about later experiences he had after the war and during the Vietnam War.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with James F. Sansom, October 8, 2004

Oral History Interview with James F. Sansom, October 8, 2004

Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Sansom, James F.
Description: Interview with James F. Sansom, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Sansom joined the Army in 1940 and began training on anti-aircraft guns in Florida. He was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1942. He was assigned to the 843rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Air Warning Battalion, which made its way to India via the Panama Canal and Australia. Shortly after reaching Calcutta, the unit moved to Myitkyina, Burma. After the war, Sansom was assigned to Sagumo Prison outside Tokyo where Japanese war criminals were being held while on trial for war crimes. He describes some of the routines and residents in the prison. Sansom taught Hideki Tojo how to play card games like gin rummy. Sansom also describes the process of executing convicted prisoners as he carried out some sentences. In all, he executed nine convicted war criminals.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Oral History Interview with W. A. Henderson, September 20, 2003

Oral History Interview with W. A. Henderson, September 20, 2003

Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Johnson, Kep & Henderson, W. A.
Description: Interview with W. A. (Bill) Henderson, a pilot during World War II. He discusses his time as a bombardier and navigator on a B-24 in the China-Burma-India Theater. His crew hit the bridge over River Kwai (Mae Klong) while making bombing runs along the Burma Railway and also flew runs to supply gasoline to various bases in China, India and Burma. He relates anecdotes about the food and living quarters on the bases and the time he saved his co-pilot's life. He helped his co-pilot land the plane after a bullet tore through the plane's nose wheel and injured the man's leg.
Contributing Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation
Man By Building

Man By Building

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a man standing in front of the Taj Mahal. The man is wearing slacks and a short sleeved shirt.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 26, 1945]

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 26, 1945]

Date: June 26, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on June 26, 1945. He tells them about India, the animals he has seen and doesn't care to see, and the work he will be doing.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 6, 1945]

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 6, 1945]

Date: June 6, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on June 6, 1945, describing his tent mates.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 28, 1945]

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, June 28, 1945]

Date: June 28, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on June 28, 1945. He talks about his work in India, the monsoon season, and the large mosquitoes.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, April 21, 1945]

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, April 21, 1945]

Date: April 21, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on April 21, 1945. He details his voyage from Los Angeles, California on the way to Calcutta, India, including a stop in Australia where he met up with a friend.
Contributing Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum
[Postcard from "Les Argentinos" to John J. Herrera]

[Postcard from "Les Argentinos" to John J. Herrera]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Undated postcard to John J. Herrera, signed "Les Argentinos", not postmarked. The handwritten note refers to a mutual acquaintance staying in Mexico who was recently ill. The color image on the front of the postcard shows a city with domed buildings surrounded by palm trees, identified on the back as G.P.O. and Garden, Bombay, India.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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