HILTON, ROY, 1892-1950

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HILTON, ROY, 1892-1950

Papers 1940-1946
0.5 linear ft. (1 document box)
Army officer, Citadel class of 1915. Col. Hilton was stationed in Bataan, Philippine Islands in 1941. When the United States forces on Bataan surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942, Col. Hilton was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese until the liberation in 1945.
Papers include his diaries, an autobiography, book reviews, drawings and assorted articles written during his captivity. Topics include the Philippine Campaigns 1941-1942, the march from Bataan to Camp O'Donnell, the Bataan supply situation and descriptions of the concentration camps. As a diversion during captivity, Col. Hilton wrote book reviews, kept bridge scores and drew floor plans for houses.

Finding Aid

2010.026


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