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Fred G. Hodge to Mr. W. L. Fulton, Portland, Oregon, October 4, 1943
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Hodge, Fred G.. Fred G. Hodge to Mr. W. L. Fulton, Portland, Oregon, October 4, 1943 - Page 1. October 4, 1943. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/163/show/160.

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Title Fred G. Hodge to Mr. W. L. Fulton, Portland, Oregon, October 4, 1943
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hodge, Fred G.
Date October 4, 1943
Description A letter from Fred G. Hodge to Mr. W.L. Fulton (Robert's father) in which he thanks Mr. Fulton for information about some of the USS Houston personnel that he provided in a previous letter. He goes on to describe how he found out that his brother was missing in action and shares various reports about other prisoners of war.
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)
  • Hodge, Fred B.
  • Fulton W.L.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Portland, Oregon
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 3 page typed letter
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 31
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
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Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript LAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY P G E Building 6 2 1 S. W. Alder Street Portland, Oregon October 4, 1943. Mr. W. L. Fulton, 5510 33rd Street, N. W., Washington (15), D. C. Dear Mr. Fulton: Following Mrs. Galbraith's letter by one day, your letter arrived and brought us a great deal of information and the satisfaction of knowing that at least some of the Houston personnel are gradually getting in contact with their relatives. I am sure I need not describe the anxiety we have all had, particularly the women folk, for you know that all too well. We are indeed pleased to learn that all that has ended for you and Mrs. Robert Fulton. Like yourself, I have been trying to develop as much information as possible relative to the Houston, its action subsequent to Pearl Harbor, and the fate of its personnel. Mrs. Galbraith's letter and yours have materially added to the information I had previously obtained, which was precious little I assure you. I had my first intimation of the Houston's fate on or about arch 3, 1942. At that time, I was attending the Northwest Electric Light and Power Association convention at Vancouver, B. C, and I read in one of the Canadian papers that the Japs had broadcast that they had sunk the Perth and the Houston. I did not tell my brother's wife anything about it of course, but was not surprised when we got the official telegram late in March that Lieutenant Hodge was missing in action. By letter, dated January 7, 1943, the Navy Department advised us that a renort received by the Prisoners of 7far Information Bureau by way of the International Red Cross, cabled from Tokyo, listed certain officers carried on the records of the Navy Department as missing from the TJ.S.S. Houston and showed Lieutenant Hodge's name as "missing considered to be dead"• This letter further advised that no action was being taken to declare Lieutenant Hodge officially dead, as the Tokyo cablegram did not contain sufficient data and could not be considered authentic under the circumstances. We have had no'further communications from the Navy Department. I have, however, been privileged to examine a post card ostensibly sent by a young marine named Dick Aust to his parents here in Portland. The father tells me that his son was a private in the marines assigned to the Houston, and it is his belief that the card was sent from a prison camp in Malaya. The card was printed and merely stated something like this: "I am a prisoner of war - unwounded and DELIVERING FIGHTING POWER TO 6 7, O O O WAR JOBS