Interview with Alvin C. Poweleit, June 1, 1985
Part of Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Project
- Interview with Alvin C. Poweleit, June 1, 1985
- Alvin C. Poweleit; interviewee. Col. Arthur L. Kelly; interviewer.
- oral histories
- Publication date:
- Date uploaded:
- Dr. Alvin C. Poweleit was a surgeon in the 192nd Tank Battalion. He argues that his battalion, which delayed the Japanese in the Philippines, was responsible for preventing the invasion of Australia and New Zealand. The battalion eventually surrendered, and Poweleit describes his “hell ship” voyage to a prisoner-of-war camp. He also recalls conversations with General Douglas MacArthur and an unnamed Japanese general.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American, World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Philippines, United States. Army. Tank Battalion, 192nd, World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, Prisoners of war--United States, Prisoners of war--Philippines, Prisoners of war--Japan
- Colonel Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Project
- Metadata record:
- This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.