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Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, October 29, 2008

Description: Interview with Lloyd C. Fons, an officer in the U. S. Navy during World War II. After completing midshipman's school and earning a commission, Fons served aboard patrol torpedo (PT) boats in the Philippines. He served in Squadron 17 aboard three different boats - 229, 230 and 231. He eventually became the commanding officer of PT 229 in July, 1945. His primary assignment seemed to be delivering guerrillas to various locations in Mindoro and Luzon. After the war, Fons was transferred to Hong Kong where he was commanding officer aboard a yard patrol boat, YP 641, for 11 months. Here, his primary duty seemed to be delivering frozen and refrigerated food to other ships.
Date: October 29, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Fons, Lloyd C.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

The World on Mercator's projection.

Description: Map shows major cities and physical features of six continents and islands of the South Pacific; navigational details for the Canton River, Hong Kong, "Van Diemens Land" [Tasmania], the "River Hooghly," Singapore, and Good Hope. Insets: "Canton River and Hong-Kong," "Van Diemens Land," "Mouths of the River Hooghly," "Island and town of Singapore," and "Colony of Good Hope." Includes small illustration of village along the Hugli River on inset map. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings on insets. Scale not given.
Date: [1843..1863]
Creator: Hall, Sidney
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Postcard of St. John's Cathedral]

Description: Postcard of a large white and grey cathedral among skyscrapers, described as "St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong. Foundation Stone Laid in 1847." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. C. E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas 77001 U. S. A."
Date: May 10, 1982
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Hong Kong Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Hong Kong Fire Brigade. Uniformed fire fighters are lined up beside a building, with two ladders set up along the side of the building. The fire fighters are wearing three types of headgear: straw hats, leather hats, and helmets. On the back of the post card, the sender has left a message that says, "I am sending you this, which shows the H-Kong Fire brigade + I hope it will please you."
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas