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William R. Gill was born in McDonald, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1920. He graduated from High School in 1938. He was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps while attending Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Gill earned a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, graduating in December 1942. He earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Hawaii in 1949. Following that he would earn his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1955.
During World War II he served with A Company, 389
He was called to duty as an Army Reservist for the Korean War following his completion of his master’s degree. He joined the Investigations Office the first summer. The second summer he joined an engineering outfit in Okinawa. He retired from the Army Reserve as a colonel in 1960.
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99-005, 99-004, 2001-006
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William Gill World War II War Crimes and POW Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
William Walker World War II Collection
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The collection preserves the orgininal order of the papers.
Clippings and copies of papers that document the prisoner of war camps in Japan. The papers include correspondence, papers used in the prosecution of war crimes, and clippings
Index to the documents in this collection and a xerox copy of a clippings from September 1945.
"A Short History of Ofuna POW Camp Documents"
Copies of investigative reports on Ofuna POW camp.
Copies of photographs of Japanese camp personnel.
Copies of camp personnel and identification records.
Copies of War Crimes reports from the Judge Advocate Section, War Crimes Defense.
"Ofuna: Review of Trial and Sentences"
Copy of "Headquarters Eighth Army: Unitest States Army, Office of the Staff Judge Advoacte" This document is dated 4 February, 1949.
"Omori: Review of Trials and Senteces: Sanematsu and Itagaki"
Reports on trial and sentences for the Ofuna Camp.
Copies of legal documents from 1948.
"The Conduct Ilse Koch War Crimes Trial"
Copies of documents concerning the 73rd Bombardment Wing.
Copies of articles or book chapters on bombardment wings in the Pacific in World War II.
A xerox copy of "The Army Air Forces in Worl War II: Combat Chronology" compiled by Kit C. Carter and Robert Mueller concerning the Twentieth Air Force. "Historic Maxwell Air Force Base: Driving Tour Booklet"
Copies of "Missing Air Crew Report" and other documents.
These pages are copies of listings of Libraris holding military Information.
Biographical essay, forms, and documents concerning World War II in the pacific.
Ed Barhard's letters to William Gill
Letters secured as a result of a general search letter which requested help. The letters are from: Sheldon F. Edlridge, Ingrant Hermanson, Harris R. Owens, Mr. Mollwitz, George T. Broscoe, Rowan Kelknap, and Katherine D. Naff.
Letters between Colonel Rollin C. Reineck and William R. Gill.
1) "A Compilation of Biographical Source Documents Concerning Major William Heral Walker, U. S. Army Air Force (1919-1945) a Prisoner of War in Japan During World War II by William R. Gill and Davis P. Newton and A Biography of Major William H. Walkers by Elizabeth D. Schafer"; 2) "Waler Biography Distribution List"; 3-5) American Red Cross documents and correspondence; 6)Depatment of the Air Force letter; 7)"USS Benevolence, 1945-1947"; 8) "Warrior Without Weapons"; 9) "The Biology of Human Starvation"; 10-11) Broadside requesting information of William H. Walker and correspondence; 12) "Point of No Return."
Jean Balch correspondence that contains documents and a photograph.
Correspondence between William R. Eustis and William R. Gill.
This folder contains information on the POW Camp Ofuna and correspondence with Davis P. Newton.
Correspondence between William R. Gill and Mrs. Jean Walker Voss, Callie Reneker, and Gregory Young (includes photograph).
This folder contain correspondence between William R. Gill and Richard Sandlin and Sharon Storm.
Letters requesting information on Major William Harold Walker.
Documents and a list of questions by Lisa Schafer.
Correspondence with William R. Gill and Scott M. Downing.
Correspondence between William R. Gill and Robert F. Goldsworthy.
A letter from William R. Gill to Governor Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota.
Copies of chapters from the books: "Ba Ba Blacksheep" and "Clear the Bridge!".
The book is by William R. Gill.