A very fascinating story!
American helmet, grenade rifle & flag taken by a Japanese photographer, April 1942
William Burton Clark – US Army, Staff Sergeant/ New Mexico National Guard/200th Coast Artillery
Mr. Clark was at Clark Airfield when the Japanese attacked 8 December 1941 manning his 3-inch antiaircraft gun and spent 33 months as a POW. In his Veterans History Project audio, he gave a 92 minute interview. He spoke of the attack of Pearl, as seen from the Philippines, appeared to be a conspiracy. In his talk of the trek to San Fernando, “I went down on that march and 2 angels picked me up. At the camp, a grave detail of 250 men worked every morning.”
Ralph Levenburg – from Clinton, Iowa – US Army Air Corps/17th Pursuit Squadron –
“When the surrender came on April 9, everyone accepted that as a relief – until it soaked…
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