Oral History Interview with John L. Bates, Jr., September 21, 2003

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Interview with attorney and Army veteran John L. Bates Jr. The Interview includes Bates' personal experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, Officer Candidate School, being selected for the Counter Intelligence Corps, British Intelligence School, assignment to Kweiyang, China, the end of the war and his transfer to the War Crimes Section as an Assistant Theater Judge Advocate, his assignment to Hankow to investigate the executions of three of Jimmy Doolittle's pilots and to Formosa to investigate war crimes, dealing with Japanese military personnel accused of committing atrocities against Allied POWs on Formosa, and his postwar career in the Army Reserve.

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Creation Date: September 21, 2003
Partner(s):
UNT Oral History Program
Collection(s):
UNT Oral Histories
Texas Oral History Collection
World War Two Collection
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: September 21, 2003
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United States - Texas
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United States - Georgia
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India
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From 1921 to September 2003
Description:

Interview with attorney and Army veteran John L. Bates Jr. The Interview includes Bates' personal experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, Officer Candidate School, being selected for the Counter Intelligence Corps, British Intelligence School, assignment to Kweiyang, China, the end of the war and his transfer to the War Crimes Section as an Assistant Theater Judge Advocate, his assignment to Hankow to investigate the executions of three of Jimmy Doolittle's pilots and to Formosa to investigate war crimes, dealing with Japanese military personnel accused of committing atrocities against Allied POWs on Formosa, and his postwar career in the Army Reserve.

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63 p. ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): oral histories | biographies | interviews | China-Burma-India Theater
Series Title: National Museum of the Pacific War
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UNT Oral History Program
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UNT Oral Histories
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Number 1526
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc306826
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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Access: Use restricted to UNT Community
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