The Resource Memoir

Memoir

Label
Memoir, ca. 1998
Title
Memoir
Inclusive dates
ca. 1998
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains a detailed memoir describing Bray's training and military experiences during the war. Includes an account of his living conditions, duties, and positions held during training. Describes the events surrounding the surprise Japanese air attack at Clark Air Force Base in 1941. Discusses his work, most notably working as a surveyor pinpointing enemy positions, and living conditions while at Del Monte, Philippines, including an account of Bray's heroic rescuing of his comrade during a bombing raid. Also describes the Japanese invasion at Mindanao and Bray's escape into the jungle, as well as the hardships of surviving there. Discusses the natives of Mindanao and their customs. Includes a detailed narrative of a serious injury received from a sniper's bullet and his eventual capture at the hands of the Japanese. He spent three years in prisoner-of-war camps working as a truck driver, sawmill operator, and general repairman. Contains many details about living conditions within the prison camps in the Philippines and Japan. Also includes postcards sent by Bray to his family during his detainment, and photocopied photographs of the Ashio copper mine prison camp in Japan. Contains a photocopy of a newspaper article citing Bray's liberation from the prison camp, complete with a photograph of him in military dress
Biographical or historical data
Bray served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1941-1961 during World War II and in the Reserves. He was assigned to the 5th Air Base Group, Heavy Bomb Group Squadron and worked as a battalion surveyor and B-17 gunner. Bray achieved the rank of master sergeant.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Memoir
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (38 pages).
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
Governing access note
No restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Eleanore B. Bray 208 Garland Way N. Salem, OR 97303 Home phone: (503) 390-0119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Eleanore B. Bray, wife of veteran Rex D. Bray, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373499534
Type of unit
  • folder
  • photocopied maps.
  • photocopied newspaper article.
  • photocopied photographs.
Label
Memoir
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (38 pages).
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
Governing access note
No restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Eleanore B. Bray 208 Garland Way N. Salem, OR 97303 Home phone: (503) 390-0119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Items were donated by Eleanore B. Bray, wife of veteran Rex D. Bray, to the Saints At War Project in 2001.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373499534
Type of unit
  • folder
  • photocopied maps.
  • photocopied newspaper article.
  • photocopied photographs.

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