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Dear Mr. Kelly,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records Relating to Japanese Civilian Internees During World War II, 1942 - 1946 in the Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General (Record Group 389) that includes a file unit Guam, A-Z. We also located the series Records Relating to Japanese Prisoners of War During World War II, 1942 - 1948 in Record Group 389 that contains records about Japanese prisoners of war (POWs) held in the United States as well as those held abroad. For information and access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lastly, we suggest viewing a website of the National Park Service titled War in the Pacific that includes sections on Guam and the publication by the U.S. Army Center of Military History titled GUAM: OPERATIONS OF THE 77TH DIVISION, 21 JULY-10 AUGUST 1944.
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Thank you so much for this information. I have a copy of the book on the Operations of the 77th Division, and have followed your links to material in the Archives. Unfortunately, none of that material is on line. I will follow up as you suggest by email. But I wonder whether the Archives is permitting visits so I could go through the paper copies on file. Do you happen to know? Thanks again,
Dear Mr. Kelly,
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