Oral History Interview with Ben Kelley, March 26, 1982

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Interview with Ben Kelley regarding his experiences in the military and as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War II. He was part of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard, 131st Field Artillery, 2nd Battalion. He was captured on the island of Java in March of 1942 and spent the duration of the war thereafter as a prison of war in camps in South East Asia and in Japan.

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153 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Kelley, Ben March 26, 1982.

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Interview with Ben Kelley regarding his experiences in the military and as a prisoner of war of the Japanese during World War II. He was part of the 36th Division, Texas National Guard, 131st Field Artillery, 2nd Battalion. He was captured on the island of Java in March of 1942 and spent the duration of the war thereafter as a prison of war in camps in South East Asia and in Japan.

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153 p. ; 28 cm.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Kelley, Ben. Oral History Interview with Ben Kelley, March 26, 1982, text, March 26, 1982; Denton, TX. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1451213/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting University of North Texas.