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Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to August 15, 1945
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Hodge, Fred G.. Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to August 15, 1945 - Page 2. August 15, 1945. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/126/show/117.

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Hodge, Fred G.. (August 15, 1945). Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to August 15, 1945 - Page 2. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/126/show/117

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Title Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives, Revised to August 15, 1945
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hodge, Fred G.
Date August 15, 1945
Description An exchange of information sheet asking for confirmation of the whereabouts of men that were on the USS Houston, as well as next of kin information. It is an unofficial list of honored dead, prisoners of war, reported alive, and missing men that were on the USS Houston.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
  • Prisoners of War--United States
  • Prisoners of War--Japan
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Hodge, Fred G.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Portland, Oregon
Genre (AAT)
  • documents
Language English
Physical Description 10 page typed document
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 34
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Digital Collection Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Transcript 2* Other camps -- Borneo, Formosa, Malaya, .Philippines and, just plain "Unknown Camps" account for the other 20 Houston men my list shows as officially declared Prisoners of War. Obviously, none of the 3 Houston men. reported, held in the Philippines are still there. If their families know where they were transferred, they have not yet advised me of the change in camps. Many of you have furnished me with the Prisoner of War numbers of your Houston men. These tell quite a story and a definite pattern is discernible. (If I had all the P.O.W. numbers, I feel I could tell you a lot more). Two definite series of numbers prevail — the 5000 series and the 10,000 series. The 500 series contain most of the Mariens reported by Lt. Frank Gallagher, and my record has many long runs of consecutive numbers proving that these Houston men were processed together. For example, P.O.W. #5335 to #5344 'shows only one break, #5339—(is this your man)? The 10,000 series seem to be headed'by Commander Epstein and has several'long runs of (nearly) consecutive numbers, particularly from #10,136 through #10,166 and #10,280 through #10,300. If your Houston man has a P.O.W. number like those above, I know a lot of men who were his fellow prisoners. . I understand that International Red Cross workers were recently allowed to visit the P.O.W, camp at Nike, Thailand. To my personal knowledge, 4 next of kin of Houston men have been advised that their loved one died in this prison camp- in each instance the man was dead several months before the card he sent from Moulmein, Burma, reached the next of kin. I understand that quite a few other Houston next of kin have been notified of this Red.Cross visit (about June, 1945); some alive and in good health, others died such and such a date—-Nearly one dead for each two alive and in good health, according to reliable but unconfirmed reports. , It is my intention to try to supply these bereaved next of kin the names and home addresses of those who were in the same prisoner of war camp. Won't you help me by supplying (if you have not already done so) full name, rating, the P.O.W. camp and-P.O.W. number of YOUR Houston man? OUR HONORED DEAD Death result of action prior to February 28, 1942 Davis, G. E., Jr., Lt. Florence, Robert C, S.l/C Hanson, Roger J., S.l/C James, Harvey W., S.l/C Lalonde, Eldo F., S.l/C Mathieu, James M., F.l/C Nies, Dick K., S#l/C OfLeary, E. L., Cox. Ruscoe, Ja.ckson, Av.M.l/C Williams, Joseph A., C.B.M.. Death reported subsequent to action of February 28» 1942 Alderman, Harmon Ch.R.M. Batchelor, W. T., S.l/C Deck, Leonard J., Ship's Cook 2/C Fangohr, Eugene, G.M.2/C Felix, Irving A., Yeo.l/C Graham, Richard, P.0.5/C Hill, Donald, Pvt. USMC Hendricks, Robert H. S.l/C James ,' Edward R., E.M.2/C Ramsey, Frederic, Major USMC Rentz, George S., Comm. Rooks, A.H., Capt. Rose, John J., Jr., S.l/C Seidel, Alfred G., E.M.2/C Vance, Travis There is nothing we can do to return the men who have made the supreme sacrifice to their loved ones. We can and do extend sympathy to them in their hour of need. We can, and I trust we will, do all in our power to bring to these bereaved folks the intimate details they all so greatly desire and which are not apt to be contained in any official communication.