Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr., Oral History Interview, April 6, 1976, October 6, 1976

Oral History #OH0032

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr., Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Lilly, Edmund J., Jr., 1894-1978
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.02 Cubic feet, 4 audiocassettes, 4.5 hour, 92 pages ,
  • Description

    Colonel Lilly served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I. Subsequently he was assigned to various stateside posts and to the Panama Canal Zone before being sent to the Philippines in 1940. Colonel Lilly was involved in engagements with the Japanese on Luzon and was captured there when U.S. forces surrendered in 1942. He survived the Bataan death march. Between 1942 and 1945 he was a P.O.W. held in the Philippines, Formosa, Korea, and Manchuria. After the war he served in several stateside commands and in Paris before retiring in 1953. Much of this interview concerns the 1942 to 1945 period.

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    Gift of Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr.

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    Preferred Citation

    Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr., Oral History Interview (#OH0032), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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