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Elmer1 - Pvt. Roy Elmer On Way 33rd Tank Company Member...
Pvt. Roy Elmer On Way 33rd Tank Company Member Known Free from Japs Word that Pvt. Wesley Roy Elmer, Elmer, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Elmer, Beloit, has been liberated from a Jap prison camp and is on his way to the'United States brings to 33 the numb numb e r of 192nd Tank battalion men now known to be alive and safe. In a letter, written to his parents from Hawaii and received received by them Saturday, he said he expected expected to arrive in Pvt. Elmer the United States today or Wednesday. The letter did not reveal details about his liberation but he mentioned mentioned he weighed 120 pounds at the time, had regained 20 pounds and the figure was "on the way up." He said he is receiving expert expert hospital care. He was last heard from on Jan. 27, this year, in a letter stamped "Tokyo," dated June 16, 1944. In that letter he pointed out that he was well. . Pvt. Elmer left Janesville with Company A in November, 1940, training at Ft.Kn'ox.-JKy., until his departure for the Philippines a year later. In April, 1943, he was the 27th Tank company member to be reported a Jap prisoner. A letter letter received by. his parents in February, February, this year, revealed that he had been transferred from Philippine Philippine military prison camp No. 1 to Japan sometime before U. S. Rangers Rangers liberated American prisoners from the Philippine prison. Sgt. William Nolan and Sgt. Lewis Wallisch who were liberated from Osaka prison camp expect to be in Fort Sheridan in about a week, they told their parents when they telephoned home Monday. The two members of the 192nd Tank battalion landed in San Francisco Monday and both are.in Letterman General hospital for the present. The two men told their parents that they are in good health. Pfc. Boyd Riese, who was freed Sept. 7 from Kamioka, is due to reach San Francisco today, according according to a war department wire which has reached his parents. They also received a letter he wrote Oct. 3, in which he stated that he was "okeh" and had left Manila Sept. 20.

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 09 Oct 1945, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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