Barton, Thomas

Item

Title

Barton, Thomas

Performer

Thomas Barton

Interviewer

Gary Kelly

Description

Thomas Barton was born in Winnipeg, Canada on November 14, 1919. He enlisted in the Army from Detroit, Michigan shortly after Pearl Harbor. He had his basic training at Camp Haan in California. Afterwards, Thomas was sent to San Francisco, and eventually was assigned to the 78th Coast Artillery. Thomas was first sent to New Zealand, and later took part in the invasion of Bataan and Corregidor, for which his unit won a Presidential Citation. During and after his service, Thomas had malaria 13 different times. After his discharge he settled in Southgate, Michigan.

Date Span

1941-1945
Dates of Service

Subject

Enlisted; United States Army; 78th Coast Artillery; World War, 1939-1945; Second World War - Pacific Theater; Corporal

Publisher

Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Collection Location

1/9
https://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.58420

Spatial Coverage

Second World War - Pacific Theater

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