Aboard Ship on Way to States by Carr Hooper

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Sarah Harden (Creator)
Craig Hawley (Creator)
Scott Hufham (Creator)
Laura Patterson (Creator)
Margaret Williams (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Brian Gastle

Abstract: With the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, confusion and panic rippled not only through the United States, but across the world as well. The U.S. Army bases and airfields around Manila in the Philippines readied for the imminent attack from the Japanese. U.S. troops fought against the Japanese in the Philippines, but in late December of 1941, Manila was declared an open city. The document “Aboard Ship on Way to States” was written by American citizen Carr Hooper, who, accompanied with his wife Ruth, became a prisoner at Japanese internment camp Santo Tomas in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. Throughout the pages of “Aboard Ship on Way to States,” Hooper very accurately recalls specific dates, names, and events from the war. The document was typed on a typewriter and there are several handwritten additions, corrected spellings, and omissions. Due to the age of the document, the pages are yellowed.

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Language: English
Date: 2016

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