Paul A. Putnam's diaries, 1942-1945
- Paul A. Putnam's diaries, 1942-1945
- This folder contains diaries on the experiences of Brigadier General Paul A. Putnam of the United States Marine Corp during his time as a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp. Putnam's diaries discuss his capture on Wake Island and life in the prisoner-war-camps. Also included are details of the Marine Fighting Squadron 211's actions during Battle of Wake Island, a roster of men in the squadron and the camps, and detailed service records of men under Putnam's command. Another item included is a recipe book from the prison camp in Zentsuji, Japan written by Putnam.
- Original Format
- Local Identifier
- Putnam, Paul Albert
- United States. Marine Corps--Officers
- United States Marine Fighter Squadron, 211
- Wake Island, Battle of, Wake Island, 1941
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
- Hiroshima-shi (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1945
- Nagasaki-shi (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1945
- Zentsūji-shi (Japan)--History, Military--20th century
- Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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