Howard E. Morgan Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains letters, photos, POW manuscripts, Morgan's Diary, newspaper articles, telegraphs, and prison camp postcards. Also contained are correspondence letters written between members of the 17th Pursuit Squadron throughout the decades following the end of the Second World War. It covers the years 1939-2001.
- Created: 1939-2002
- Other: Majority of material found in 1941-1945
- Other: Date acquired: 02/05/2002
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
Howard Morgan was born on August 11, 1920, in Georgetown, Illinois. He died on June 23, 1999, Gloucester County, Virginia. Howard Morgan enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1939 and received his training to be a budget analyst in Denver, Colorado. Before serving in the Pacific Theatre, Morgan was stationed at Rantoul, IL, Greenville, MS, Lockhart, TX, and Langley A&B, VA. On December 6, 1940, Morgan arrived at Nichols Field in Manila, Philippines. A member of the 17th Pursuit Squadron, he was incarcerated by the Japanese at the fall of Bataan in 1942. He was among thousands of American POWs and Filipinos forced to suffer the eighty-mile Bataan Death March north to the prison camp, Cabanatuan. He was later transferred to Bilibid and was among the few lucky POWs who remained interned in the Philippines and were not transferred to Japan. Here he performed office duties for the Japanese.
Language of Materials
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Source of Acquisition
Hazel A. Morgan
Method of Acquisition
Donated to the Institute
- Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
- Prisoners of war--Japan Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Prisoners of war--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Howard E. Morgan Collection
- Jared Smith
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