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Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 17, 1942
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Fulton, Robert B.. Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 17, 1942 - Page 1. February 17, 1942. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/168/show/164.

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Fulton, Robert B.. (February 17, 1942). Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 17, 1942 - Page 1. Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/168/show/164

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Title Lt. Robert B. Fulton to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Fulton, February 17, 1942
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
Date February 17, 1942
Description This was the last letter that Fulton wrote to his parents prior to the sinking of the USS Houston in the Battle of Sunda Strait, and the capture of her surviving crew by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Officers and crew members became prisoners of war for three and a half years. In it, Robert talks about being thankful for having a strong Christian faith and looking forward to being back with his family soon.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • United States Navy-Military life
  • Military officer
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Fulton, W.L.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page handwritten letter with envelope
Format (IMT)
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 24
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
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Title Page 1
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
File name cruis_201303_024_001.jpg