A Guide to the Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945
Born in Hong Kong in 1927, Wendell Wilcox lived in the United States, China, and the Philippines as a child. At the start of World War II, Wilcox resided in the city of Manila with his mother, father, and grandmother. In July 1944, he and his father were detained in a Japanese prison camp in Los Baños. They were rescued by American paratroopers in February 1945.
Comprised of a typescript, the Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945, documents Wilcox’s experiences in a Japanese prison camp in Los Baños, Philippines, during World War II. The diary describes the treatment of prisoners, including the hardships Wilcox and his father endured, American air raids, and food shortages in the prison.
This collection is open for research use.
Wendell Wilcox Diary, 1944-1945, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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