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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
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
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
Interviewer:
Lara Eller
Contributor:
Joel Beeson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
West Virginia University School of Journalism
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/23937
Subjects:
Bonsall, William A.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Prisoners of War--United States
Cite as:
William A. Bonsall Collection
(AFC/2001/001/23937), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   6/27/2014

 

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