From those that were there… (5)


A very fascinating story!

Pacific Paratrooper

American helmet, grenade rifle & flag taken by a Japanese photographer, April 1942 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

William Burton Clark William Burton Clark

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 –

Ralph Levenberg Ralph Levenberg

“When the surrender came on April 9, everyone accepted that as a relief – until it soaked…

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One thought on “From those that were there… (5)”

  1. I’m so glad you are pulling up these stories from back in the archives, Penny. I would not want any of these people forgotten!!

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