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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. Mrs. Barbara Getchius 317 Pearl Street Oshkosh, Wisconsin U.S.A. From: William C. Getchius American Staff Sergeant Philippine Military Prison Camp #1 Imperial Japanese Army 1. I am interned at The Philippine Military Prison Camp #1 2. My health is good. 3. I am - sick in hospital. 4. I am-improving 5. Please see that [blank] is taken care of. 6. (Re: Family); Hope all is well. 7. Please give my best regards to....relations.
Postcard from Staff Sergeant William C. Getchius -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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