MARC Record For Collection: William Gill World War II War Crimes and POW Collection
LDR 00000npcaa a 4500
099 9 _a01/AR0168
100 3 _aWilliam R. Gill
245 00 _aWilliam Gill World War II War Crimes and POW Collection
351 _aThe collection preserves the orgininal order of the papers.
506 _aThis collection is not restricted.
520 2 _aClippings 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
524 _aWilliam Gill World War II War Crimes and POW Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
541 _aWilliam Gill
545 0 _aWilliam 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[sup]th[/sup] Infantry Regiment, 98[sup]th[/sup] Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater. He participated in entering Japan at the end of the War. He was involved in taking over prisoner of war camps and the collection and destroying Japanese weapons. Mr. Gill was also involved in gathering evidence of war crimes committed by the Japanese. Among the cases he investigated were those involving medical experimentation on humans.
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.
650 0 _aWorld War II
856 42 _3Control Card
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