Henry Robert Patton, Murray, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, June 24, 2004: Saving the legacy tape no. 669

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Title Henry Robert Patton, Murray, Utah: an interview by Becky B. Lloyd, June 24, 2004: Saving the legacy tape no. 669
Alternative Title Henry Robert Patton, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Patton, Henry Robert, 1919-2007
Contributor Lloyd, Becky B.; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2004-06-24
Date Digital 2015-09-16
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Spatial Coverage Philippines; Japan; Nebraska, United States
Subject Patton, Henry Robert, 1919-2007--Interviews; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942--Personal narratives, American; World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, American; Prisoners of war--United States; Prisoners of war--Japan; World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area--Personal narratives, American
Keywords Army Air Corps; POWs
Description Transcript (47 pages) of an interview by Becky B. Lloyd with Henry Robert Patton on June 24, 2004. This is from tape numbers 668.1 and 668.2 in the "Saving the Legacy Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Patton (b. 1919) describes his youth in Nebraska and recalls joining the Army Air Corps in 1941. He was sent to the Philippines where he was captured by the Japanese following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He and a companion escaped from the infamous Bataan Death March and joined a Filipino resistance group. After being recaptured by the Japanese he spent time in Bilibid and Cabanatuan prisons prior to being sent to Fukuoka, Japan, to work in a steel mill. He was there at the time of the Japanese surrender and describes events at the war's end. Patton, along with other former prisoners, toured Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bomb was dropped. Other topics covered include going AWOL to visit Filipino comrades, post-war medical treatment, problems adjusting to civilian life, and his views on the current political situation. 47 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 47 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Cedar Gonzalez; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6k956sk
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; World War (1939-1945); Bataan Death March (Philippines : 1942); Prisoners of war
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2015-11-19
Date Modified 2015-11-19
ID 1019753
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k956sk
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