|Title:||Paul Albert Putnam Oral History Interview|
Lennon, Donald R.
Putnam, Paul A. (Paul Albert), 1903-1982
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 20 pages .|
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Paul Albert Putnam Oral History Interview (#OH0027), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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General Putnam was born in Michigan and was commissioned into the Marine Corps on March 5, 1926. As a Major he commanded Marine Fighting Squadron 211 which was assigned to Wake Island on 4 December 1941. On 23 December Wake Island was captured by Japanese Forces and Major Putnam and other Wake Island defenders were taken prisoners. He remained in a Japanese POW camp from December 1941 until September 1945.
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