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William A. Bonsall Collection

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William A. Bonsall Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
William A. Bonsall
State of Birth:
PA
Home State:
WV
Gender
Male
Race
Unspecified

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
9th Division
Location of Service
Camp Walters, Texas; France; Belgium; Germany; Poland; Russia; Italy
Highest Rank
Staff Sergeant
Service Related Injury
None
Prisoner of War
Yes
Service History Note
Veteran escaped from his second prisoner of war (POW) camp, traveling from Warsaw, Poland to Odessa, Russia, Dardanelles, Turkey, Malta and returned to an American-controlled area when he arrived in Naples, Italy.

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Type of Resource:
Photograph: Digital print [11 items] --
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Biography [ item] --
Manuscript: Clippings [ item] --
Manuscript: Civilian papers (certificates, forms, wills, etc) [ item] --
Video: DVCPRO [2 items] --
Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript
Contributor:
William A. Bonsall
Contributor:
Lara Eller
Contributor:
Joel Beeson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
West Virginia University School of Journalism
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.23937
Subjects:
Bonsall, William A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoner of War--United States
Cite as:
William A. Bonsall Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.23937), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2/22/2013
 

 

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