Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr., Oral History Interview

April 6, 1976; October 6, 1976
Oral History #OH0032
Lilly, Edmund J., Jr., 1894-1978; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.02 Cubic Feet, 4 audiocassettes, 4.5 hour, 92 pages
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.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr.

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Lilly, Edmund J., Jr., 1894-1978
Family Names
Lilly family
Corporate Names
United States. Army--Officers
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces--History
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 57th
Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942
Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese