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Postcard from Staff Sergeant William C. Getchius, United States Army Air Force, to his mother, Barbara Getchius in Oshkosh. Japanese forces in the Philippines captured William in the spring of 1942. His mother did not receive notice of his capture until May 6, 1943. He died of an intestinal disorder on a Japanese transport ship from Luzon, Philippines to Japan on January 28, 1945. Postcard 1 Mrs. Barbara Getchius 317 Pearl Street Oshkosh, Wis. Name William C. Getchius Nationality American Rank Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Philippine Military Prison Camp No 1 Imperial Japanese Army 1. I am interned at-Philippine Military Prison Camp No. 1 2. My health is-excellent; good; fair; poor. 3. Message (50 words limit) Dear Mother: I am feeling well; hoping you and the rest of the family are enjoying as good health as I am. Would like to be home, so write if it is possible. William C. Getchius.
Postcard from Staff Sergeant William C. Getchius -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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