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“2/3. Dusk—7 pm. Heard tanks arrive. 1st Cavalry.” (Diary entry, 2/3/1945, noting the beginning of his liberation from Bilibid Prison)

   Robert Frank Augur
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Robert Augur, Ft. Mills, Corregidor [1941]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army
Unit: 60th Coast Artillery; Battery C, 92nd Coast Artillery; Battery E, 92nd Coast Artillery
Service Location: Fort Vancouver, Washington; Fort Lewis, Washington, Fort Stevens, Oregon; Fort Mills, Philippines; Bilibid Prison, Philippines; Pacific Theater
Rank: Captain
POW: Yes
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By February 1945, Lieutenant Robert Frank Augur had spent 33 months as a prisoner of war, held by the Japanese in Old Bilibid Prison in the Philippines. During the two and a half years he spent as a POW, Augur made entries in a small pocket diary. He included the names and addresses of fellow prisoners, books contained in a small prison library, and lists he constructed in order to occupy his mind. His diary also narrates what came after the war: he made special notations of his first tastes of ice cream, beer, hot biscuits and steak during his journey homeward. Three months after his liberation, he married his prewar sweetheart, Anna. His arrival back in the United States also allowed him the opportunity to repatriate the diary of his friend and fellow POW George W. Pearcy, who had not survived.

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»Scrapbook kept by the veteran's wife, Anna. Contains clippings, photographs, event programs, and correspondence relating to the veteran's service and post-war activities.
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 Personal Correspondence (32 items)
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [01/06/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [01/24/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [02/06/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [02/23/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [03/09/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [03/21/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [04/06/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [04/13/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [04/20/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [04/27/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [05/11/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [06/01/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [06/08/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [06/14/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [06/22/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [06/29/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [07/06/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [07/31/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [07/24/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [08/10/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [08/22/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [09/01/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [09/07/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [09/14/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [09/28/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [10/19/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/02/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/08/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/16/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/20/1941]
Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/29/1941] Letter from Robert Augur to Anna [11/30/1941] 
  
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Robert F. Augur's World War II Story, Vol. 1 Robert F. Augur's World War II Story, Vol. 2 Uncle Bob's Black Book
Coast Artillery Journal July-August 1947 Old Bilibid Prison: Report on American Prisoners of War Interned by the Japanese in the Philippines Newsclippings and photos relating to the life and death of Robert Augur
Assorted official documents relating to the military service of Robert Augur Uncle Bob: His World War II Story [biography] 
  
 

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