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    Roy D. Russell Collection

    Colonel Roy D. Russell, 1962

    Colonel Roy D. Russell, 1962


    Summary: Roy D. Russell served during World War II in the 28th Bomber Squadron of the 19th Bomber Group of the US Army Air Force.  He was taken as a prisoner of war in the Philippines by the Japanese. He was later freed by troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. He served 30 years of military service and retired in 1970 with the rank of Colonel. The collection was donated by Linda R. Clark, daughter of Roy D. Russell.

    The Colonel Roy D. Russell collection consists of artifacts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, telegrams, military service, family and military photos, publications and scrapbooks. The Colonel Roy D. Russell Collection contains World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorabilia, with a particular focus on prisoners of war (POWs).


    1. Artifacts - New Testament with photograph and note, undated, 1900
    2. Correspondence, undated, 1941, 1944 to 1948
    3. Military Service Member Lists, Korean and Vietnam Wars, undated, 1985, 1991
    4. Newspaper Clippings, undated, 1941 to 1947, 1966 to 1967, 1985, 1988, 1996, 2003 
    5. Notes and Healthcare Paperwork, undated, 2005, 2006, 2012 
    6. Photographs, Family, undated, 1919 to 2005
    7. Photographs, Russell and the Military, undated, 1944 to 1945, 1959, 1962
    8. Prisoners of War Materials, undated, 1945, 1980, 1996
    9. Publications, California Monthly, October 1943
    10. Scrapbook, Maroon, undated, 1944 to 1945
    11. Scrapbook, White, undated, 1941 to 1944, 1949
    12. Shinyo Maru Survivors Reunion and History, 1998, 2004

    Follow link to view digitized Roy D. Russell Scrapbooks page.


    • Chicago Sunday Tribune, "Historic Pictures of World War II," pages 7 through 10, January 20, 1946
    • San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 1942
    • Fort Worth Star-Telegram, V-J Day 1945 and 1985


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