Paul Albert Putnam Oral History Interview, November 13, 1975

Oral History #OH0027

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Paul Albert Putnam Oral History Interview
    Creator: Lennon, Donald R.
    Putnam, Paul A. (Paul Albert), 1903-1982
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 1.5 hours, 20 pages ,
  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
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    Gift of Paul Albert Putnam

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    Preferred Citation

    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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