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.
Gift of Edmund Jones Lilly, Jr.
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