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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The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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Marcello, Ronald E. & Kelley, Ben. Oral History Interview with Ben Kelley, March 26, 1982, book, March 26, 1982; Denton, TX. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1451213/: accessed May 22, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting University of North Texas.

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