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Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives of Personnel on U.S.S. Houston, Lost in Sundra Straits, February 28, 1942. Revised to May 10, 1944
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Hodge, Fred G.. Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives of Personnel on U.S.S. Houston, Lost in Sundra Straits, February 28, 1942. Revised to May 10, 1944 - Page 1. May 10, 1944. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/6/show/0.

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Hodge, Fred G.. (May 10, 1944). Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives of Personnel on U.S.S. Houston, Lost in Sundra Straits, February 28, 1942. Revised to May 10, 1944 - 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/6/show/0

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Title Exchange of Information Sheet for Relatives of Personnel on U.S.S. Houston, Lost in Sundra Straits, February 28, 1942. Revised to May 10, 1944
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hodge, Fred G.
Date May 10, 1944
Description An exchange of information sheet asking for confirmation of the wherabouts of men that were on the U.S.S. Houston, as well as next of kin information. It is an unoffical list of honored dead, prisoners of war, reported alive, and missing men that were on the U.S.S. Houston.
Donor Robert B. Fulton
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
  • Prisoners of War--Japan
  • Prisoners of War--United States
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Fulton, Robert B.
  • Hodge, Fred G.
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Portland, Oregon
Genre (AAT)
  • documents
Language English
Physical Description 6 page typed document
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 32
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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Transcript EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION SHEET FOR RELATIVES Revised to May 10, 1944 OF PERSONNEL ON U.S.S. HOUSTON LOST IN by F. G. Hodge, 602 Electric SUNDRA STRAITS, FEBRUARY 28. 1942 Building, Portland 5. Oregon The response to the requests I made in the first exchange sheet (Jan. 15, 1944) was great: Most relatives sent immediate confirmation and several new names and addresses of Houston men and next of kin* A few, however ignored my requests and one or two people questioned my motive- a perfectly natural thing to do. Ifll now state my motives—I should have done so in the first exchange sheet* First—(the selfish motive)—I want to compile as large a list of home addresses of Houston men as possible so if ray brother, Lt. Ernest D. Hodge, does not return, I will have some place to turn to question known survivors. Second—(the human motive)—I truly desire to be helpful to the hundreds of mothers and wives and other relatives of the men who shared my brother's fate; that I have done so is testified to by over two hundred letters expressing appreciation of my efforts to show, (1), that all men were not lost with the Houston; (2), that news of additional survivors is still trickling through; and (3), that no Houston man should be given up for lost until the Navy Department officially notifies the next of kin. The list of names given here is NOT a complete list of all men who were on the Houston February 28, 1942; it is NOT an official list. It is compiled from many sources—mostly from information supplied by relatives of the Houston men listed. Several relatives have short wave radios and faithfully listen to prisoner-of-war broadcasts and from time to time send me information (Mrs. Homer L. Flowers has supplied much information), while other relatives have searched letters, photographs and newspapers to glean information which was forwarded to me. Then there are about ten wonderful people who do not have relatives on the Houston but who are motivated by that human desire to be helpful mentioned above and give hours of their time listening to, recording and forwarding prisoner-of-war broadcasts. Outstandingly helpful to me on this Houston file has been Mr. E. E. Alderman of Dayton, Ohio; Mr. Adam Welker of San Francisco, California; and Mr. Fred Wolfe of Alameda, California. And of course this list could not be prepared without the help of those secretaries and members of the stenographic department who have given of their time and skill typing and mimeographing these sheets. I am sure that every member of the Houston family will join me in thanking those who have cooperated in making this list possible. WARNING — You should accept news of your Houston man only through sources willing to properly identify themselves. If you are approached by any person claiming to have "inside information" about your Houston man and wanting money for such information, notify the nearest office of O.N.I. (Office of Naval Information) or F.B.I. (Federal Bureau of Investigation). These two offices are "on their toes" and doing great work protecting the country from espionage and also protecting the citizens, particularly the relatives of service men, from those despicable persons who falsely represent to gain money for themselves.