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[Tents on Leyte Beach]

Description: Photograph of a soldier sitting in front of a tent on Leyte Beach.
Date: October 20, 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, January 21, 2008

Description: Interview with Glenn E. McDuffie, an Armed Guard in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses lying about his age in order to join the navy at 15 and his experience in boot camp. He served as an Armed Guard on merchant ships that transported supplies across the Atlantic and remembers being in London while German bombers flew overhead. He transported German prisoners out of Marseilles and Naples shortly after the liberation of those cities. He remembers going to Times Square upon hearing that the Japanese had surrendered. He claims to have been the sailor in the iconic photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in Times Square on V-J Day. He describes how he proved he was the sailor in the photo, what he did after the war, and how he learned that his brother survived the Bataan Death March.
Date: January 21, 2008
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & McDuffie, Glenn E.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, May 2, 2006

Description: Interview with Cleatus A. LeBow, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. LeBow joined the navy in 1943 and went from Lubbock, Texas to San Diego for recruit training. He shipped out to Pearl Harbor aboard an LST from San Francisco. At Pearl Harbor, he was assigned to a work detail aboard the USS Oklahoma, which had just been righted. Shortly thereafter, he boarded the USS Indianapolis to serve as a range finder operator on one of the gun turrets. Upon leaving Hawaii, the Indianapolis went to Tarawa and then the Marshall Islands. LeBow witnessed Japanese civilian suicides on Saipan. He also witnessed the flag-raising on Iwo Jima from his range finder position aboard the ship. LeBow describes being hit by a kamikaze off Okinawa. He also discusses delivering atomic bomb components to Tinian and being torpedoed on the way to the Philippines. He describes abandoning the ship and spending five days in the water, including his faith in God, hallucinations, rescue, and his recovery.
Date: May 2, 2006
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Lebow, Cleatus A.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

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

Oral History Interview with O. H. King, September 28, 2002

Description: Interview with O. H. "Karl" King of Fort Worth, Texas, who is a World War Two veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In the interview, Mr. King recalls memories of his travels, the Japanese attack on Clark Field, the Battle for Bataan, and when he was a Japanese prisoner-of-war. He also talks about other experiences he had while serving in the Marines and his life before and after the war.
Date: September 28, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & King, O. H.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Buck Gibson, October 19, 2002

Description: Interview with Buck Gibson of Waco, Texas, a veteran from the United States Navy during World War Two. The interview includes some of Mr. Gibson's background before and after the war as well as his personal experiences while in the Navy, including memories of his training, life in the Navy, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and what happened after he was rescued.
Date: October 19, 2002
Creator: Cox, Bill & Gibson, Buck
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with John Wilson, January 31, 2002

Description: Interview with John Wilson, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Wilson was born in Illinois but attended high school in the Philippines after his father accepted an engineering position there. He graduated from high school in 1939 and then enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, where he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. He graduated and took his commission in the Army in 1943. After Officer Candidate School (OCS), he was assigned to an engineering unit slated to participate in the invasion of the Philippines. He eventually landed on Luzon. On Luzon he was assigned temporary duty with a small Philippine Civil Affairs unit that was made up of officers and men who had relatives interned by the Japanese in the Philippines. His small unit made their way to Santo Tomas where he liberated many friends and old school mates. A few weeks later, Wilson liberated his father, a civilian internee at Los Banos. Wilson remained with his unit constructing hospitals in the Philippines in anticipation of the casualties expected from the invasion of the Japanese home islands.
Date: January 31, 2002
Creator: Pratt, Rick & Wilson, John
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

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

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.
Date: May 15, 2002
Creator: Graham, Eddie & Haines, Robert D.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Aerial View of Polo Club

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of a polo club in Manila, Philippines. There is a large field with buildings around it, and part of the town is visible around the club.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of Building

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of buildings. There are automobiles parked in front of the Manila Hotel. The legible text printed at the bottom of the image is "Manila Hotel, Manila, P." and "(2-11-26-10 AM) (20-800)."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of Buildings

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of buildings. The army-navy club and elk club is pictured. There is a body of water in the foreground and fields in the background. The text printed on the bottom of the image reads "Army and Navy Club and Elks Club, Manila, P. I. (047-1595-N-6th) (2-11-26-10 AM) (20-500)."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of a City

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Manila, Philippines. In the center of the frame is a river with a bridge over it. Printed in the bottom left-hand corner is, "Manila, P. I. Downtown Section."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of Buildings

Description: Copy photograph of an aerial view of Manila, Philippines. Visible are several buildings and fields, as well as a street with cars.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of Military Base

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Camp Nichols military base in the Philippines. There are buildings, fields, and trees on a bay.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with E. R. Dolinar, April 5, 2003

Description: Interview with E.R. (Ed) Dolinar, a serviceman with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He discusses going to boot camp, torpedo school and submarine school. He was on the SSN Stingray as a torpedo crewman that offloaded supplies and guerillas in the Philippines. It picked up stranded Japanese sailors and transported them to Australia. The Stingray was then decomissioned. He was then part of a crew that studied and stripped captured German submarines, and he discusses the differences between the U-boats and the US submarines. He also discusses the Bolomen, Filipino guerillas who fought the Japanese during the occupation. He also talks briefly about his experience of being hit with depth charges and gives his opinions on General MacArthur and President Truman.
Date: April 5, 2003
Creator: Bryk, Clarence & Dolinar, E. R.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Elliott Ross, May 1, 2001

Description: Interview with Elliott Ross who joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. He discusses being a landing craft coxswain carrying troops and supplies from ships to the shore in seven invasions: Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Santacristo, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and as an occupation force in Japan after the surrender. He talks mostly about Guam, Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan, but also mentions burials at sea and on the beachs, seeing his brother's ship get hit by torpedoes, and the emotional toll of the war.
Date: May 1, 2000
Creator: Cox, Floyd; Misenhimer, Richard & Ross, Elliott
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Photograph of Robert Peters]

Description: Photograph of Robert Peters standing in front of Santo Tomas University in the Philippines.
Date: [1944..1945]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Soldiers Sitting at Table]

Description: Photograph of Asthalter, Kramer, and Schaeffer eating at a table near Pagsanjan in South Luzon during a D Company operation.
Date: April 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Men on Slide]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified men standing at the top of a slide at a playground in Manila.
Date: March 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Vehicles In Quezon National Park]

Description: Photograph of several Army vehicles belonging to the 44th Tank Battalion taking a horseshoe turn in the Quezon National Park in the Philippines.
Date: April 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Ruins of Manila]

Description: Photograph of the ruins of buildings in Manila, as seen from a bridge over the Pasig River.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, May 29]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his plans to see Dale. He says Day Skinner is also in the Philippines. Powell is sad to find out his dad is in ailing health.
Date: 194u-05-29
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, May 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his homesickness and the letters he has received. Powell writes he is in love with Dona and cannot wait to be back home with her.
Date: May 12, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, July 28, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his concern with the prospect of invading Japan. Powell writes that many American soldiers will be killed if this happens. He writes that it is difficult to try to meet some of his friends in different outfits because they are difficult to find.
Date: July 28, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum