Oral History Interview with Paul Bunch, December 7, 1971

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Interview with Paul Bunch, a New Mexico National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Atlanta, Missouri. Bunch served in I Troop, 111th Horse Cavalry, which became F Battery, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft); he recounts going to the Philippines before the war in 1941, his action during the bombing of Clark Field on December 8th, the fight for Bataan, and his capture and internment at Camp O'Donnell, after which he was held at Cabanatuan #2, Bilibid Prison, and then Yodagawa Steel Mill, Osaka, Japan.

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106 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Bunch, William Paul December 7, 1971.

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Interview with Paul Bunch, a New Mexico National Guard WWII veteran and POW from Atlanta, Missouri. Bunch served in I Troop, 111th Horse Cavalry, which became F Battery, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft); he recounts going to the Philippines before the war in 1941, his action during the bombing of Clark Field on December 8th, the fight for Bataan, and his capture and internment at Camp O'Donnell, after which he was held at Cabanatuan #2, Bilibid Prison, and then Yodagawa Steel Mill, Osaka, Japan.

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106 p. ; 28 cm.

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Summary: Interview with Paul Bunch, businessman, Army veteran, and survivor of the Bataan campaign, concerning his experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Bunch discusses the bombing of Clark Field, the fall of Bataan and his capture, Camp O'Donnell (1942), Cabanatuan (1942), the hell ship to Japan (1942), Yodogawa Steel Mill, Honshu, Miyazu, Honshu (1944-1945), American air raids, and his liberation.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Bunch, William Paul. Oral History Interview with Paul Bunch, December 7, 1971, book, December 7, 1971; Denton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1529144/: accessed May 21, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.

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