|EDWARD E. HALE
First Captured, Last Freed: Memoirs of a P.O.W. in World War II Guam and Japan
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Edward E. Hale
Chief Warrant Officer Third Class
United States Navy
Edited by: Helen Heightsman Gordon, Ed. D.
A rare gem based upon diaries, photographs and letters from "Eb" Hale, a crewman aboard the minesweeper, USS Penguin. Sunk on the first day of the war, he experienced three and a half years of captivity. In one of the most notorious of slave camps, Hirohata, he and his mates from Guam survived daily brutality and starvation. A must read for every historian.
Hale as a POW in Zentsuji
at Hirohata, 2 Sep 1945
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Sign aboard the Argentine Maru- transported POWS to Japan from Guam
Removed and saved by Hale
Now at the Hoover Institute Archives
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