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William Andrew Kerr Collection

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William Andrew Kerr Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
William Andrew Kerr
State of Birth:
CA
Home State:
AZ
Gender
Male
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1939-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Marine Corps
Unit of Service
1st Separate Battalion; 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment
Location of Service
San Diego, California; Oakland, California; Bremerton, Washington; Cavite, Bataan (Philippines); Corregidor Island (Philippines); Caballo Island, Bilibid Prison (Manila), Palawan (Philippines); Cabanatuan (Philippines); Moji, Osaka, Naru and Toyama, Japan; Formosa (Taiwan)
Highest Rank
Sergeant
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
The veteran was a prisoner of war (POW) in the Philippines and Japan.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Diaries and journals [1 item] -- Handwritten document
Artifact: Artifact photocopy [3 items] -- Other
Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [13 items] -- Photographs
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy
Interviewer:
Gary Gift
Contributor:
Sally Fine
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
VA Medical Center, Prescott, Arizona
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/42395
Subjects:
Kerr, William Andrew
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Marine Corps.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
William Andrew Kerr Collection
(AFC/2001/001/42395), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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