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Artifact Spotlight – POW Roster, The Philippines

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Colonel Charles L. Steel was the commander of the 31st Infantry Regiment during the 1941-42 Philippines Campaign. The Museum collection contains a number of documents created by Steel during his time as a prisoner of war of the Japanese Army, including this decorated logbook. The roster begins with American officers being held at Tarlack, Philippines and continues through men who joined Steel at a POW camp in Karenko, Taiwan. Almost every man in the roster has autographed above his name, minus the top-ranking Generals, Wainwright, King and Moore. It contains American , British and Dutch officers, as well as enlisted men of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force and civilians.

Gift in memory of Col. Charles Lowndes Steel, 2010.527


Front Cover

Front Cover Detail


Inside Front Cover and First Page


Inside Back Cover


Back Cover

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