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Robert Enson Russell Collection

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Robert Enson Russell Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Robert Enson Russell
State of Birth:
MT
Home State:
OR
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1941-1953
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Navy
Location of Service
San Francisco, California; Corregidor Island (Philippines); Cabanatuan (Philippines); Palawan Island (Philippines); Manila (Philippines); Japan; Pacific Theater
Highest Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Naval Reserves 03/1941. In 05/1941, he was assigned to be a communications officer in the Philippines. Beginning on 12/15/1941, the veteran was the officer in charge of inshore patrol of Corregidor Island (Philippines). He was a prisoner of war (POW) from 05/07/1942 until 08/20/1945.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reading
Manuscript: Maps [1 item] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [5 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [2 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Photograph: Digital print [10 items] -- Photographs
Contributor:
Bill Thomas
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
U.S. House of Representatives/Bill Thomas
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/39431
Subjects:
Russell, Robert Enson
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
Robert Enson Russell Collection
(AFC/2001/001/39431), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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