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Bilibid Prison (Manila, Philippines)

 Organization

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Harold and Lester Hart collection

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2012 Box, Folder: 12.0026 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-12.0026
Content Description

This collection relates to Harold and Lee Hart who served in the Pacific Theater of Operations and European Theater of Operations respectively. This collection contains two manuscripts, "Bataan ... My Story", by Harold Hart, and "Never to Forget", by Les Hart, and an accompanying current newspaper photograph of Lester hart. Harold's manuscript recounts events from June 1941 - June 1946, and covers his training, station in Manila, capture, experiences as a Prisoner of War, liberation, and return home. Les' manuscript recounts his experiences in World War II from 1944 to 1945 with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, 220th anti-tank Unit.

Dates: 1941-1946

Robert McKay transcript

 Collection — Box: Single Folder Collections - 2007 Box, Folder: 07.0020 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02-07.0020
Scope and Contents

This forty page oral history interview transcript relates to Robert Mckay who was a student and interned by the Japanese at Baguio in the Philippine Islands during World War II.  The interview was conducted with McKay at a Baguio Internee reunion. The transcript covers McKay's experiences before, during, and after internment.

Dates: Created: 1941-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/12/2007

Tillman Joe Rutledge collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-98.0464
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Sergeant Tillman Joe Rutledge, who served in the 31st Infantry Regiment of the United States Army in the Far East's Philippine Division. After the fall of Bataan in April 1942, he was captured as a prisoner of war until 1945. This collection consists of one box of personal papers, including the original diary he kept during his internment and photocopies. It also contains an original draft and signed copy of his book My Japanese POW Diary Story; a 36-page oral history transcript; letters to and from his family; newspaper clippings; various government documents; and photographs.

Dates: Created: 1924-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1941 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 08/17/1998

Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-00.0352
Abstract Dorothy "Dot" Douglas Whittle was ten years old when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941. The Japanese Army interned the Douglas family in civilian prisoner of war camps for the duration of World War II, including Camp John Hay, Camp Holmes, and Bilibid Prison. During this period, Whittle kept a diary to document everyday life in camp, including her schoolwork, schedule, games, and church activities. The US Army liberated the civilian prisoners at Bilibid Prison in February 1945 and the Douglas family subsequently repatriated to the United States. They settled in Florida, and Whittle continued high school and went on to graduate from Florida State University. She later...
Dates: Created: 1941-2007; Other: Date acquired: 05/17/2000

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Subject
Philippines--History--Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 3
Prisoners of war--Asia 3
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Luzon 3
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines--Manila 3
Bataan (Philippines : Province) 2