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Mary Guinn to Mr. W.L. Fulton, August 13, 1945
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Guinn, Mary. Mary Guinn to Mr. W.L. Fulton, August 13, 1945 - cruis_201303_029_003. August 13, 1945. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/fulton/item/71/show/70.

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Title Mary Guinn to Mr. W.L. Fulton, August 13, 1945
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Guinn, Mary
Date August 13, 1945
Description A handwritten letter to Mr. Fulton in which she explains that she has never heard of Hiroshima given as a prisoner of war camp location for soldiers prior to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. She goes on to tell him that he can go to the Swiss Delegation and see a complete list of POW camps in Japan and gives an example of what a broadcast from a POW would sound like if heard over the radio.
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)
  • Guinn, Mary
  • Fulton, W.L.
Genre (AAT)
  • letters (correspondence)
Language English
Physical Description 2 page handwritten letter and transcript
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Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 7, Folder 4, Item 29
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=23
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Title cruis_201303_029_003
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 (COPY) August 13, 1945 Dear tor. Fulton, I just received your letter and shall give you the information I have. Lt. Kliewer's message was written by him end read over Radio Tokyo by "Mr. ' who claims to be Fred Hoblitt, of 3il- verton, Ore. He also tells from which camp each message comes. The camp name was not given as part of the text of Lt. Kliewerfs message. I have relayed nearly 1,900 messages from our o are interned in Japan and I never heard Liroshiroa given as the camp for any man before we dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Since then it has appeared as the camp for several—2 or 2 each day. >ner ui contact with - - juonard ward, of l*o now visiting here, whose husband is a civilian internee, taken at va'ake Island. jut city to see about pay for the families of the 1,2'jQ civilians taken at that time and to try to'.find where 200 of the 1,200 were intern*. > ie said that you could gj e Swiss B#l* r,ion there in Washington, D.0* and see their large map showing all camps in Japan. Itr« Peter (pronounced pet air) was wonderfully helpful to hor. 3 lateot information on camp locations. She says that she has never heard of Hiroshima as a I X . . camp unless it has become i . camp within the las if really a camp he will have it oxi bis map. She said that perhaps the Apostolic delegate in *«., who ie officed across the street from the Japanese -mbassy ^idg. could help you. Jhe said that she, a Protestant, received enormous help there in locating the 200 men she sought. Ave., Coluiabus, Ohio. I is in my notes as 2141 "eldeck ,ier a cfc messa^ is &0C anouncer*s "patter" usually runs this ways uur next Centervllle, Texas. It was written at Camp Osaka. He says t etc., ----- Your son, John." x'ou have just heard John boo, addressed to his mother, Mrs.. John Loet ^>r,, 1000 i^ain .Stre-jt« "Centerville, Texas and written at Osaka. In iit. Xliewer's message I understood him to say "I am proud of my handsome, prolific family*1 at one bunch of their asterisks, and "intro- and retrospection" instead of "hatro." Please allow me to return the postage which you so thoughtfully enclosed. 1 like to do my bit as a love gift to those who have done so much for us. Sincerely (Signed) tory Guinn