Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers, 1930-1950 A&M 3338

Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers, 1930-1950 A&M 3338


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Repository
West Virginia and Regional History Center
Identification
A&M 3338
Title
Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers1930-1950
URL:
https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/ark:/22916/1018
Quantity
0.4 Linear Feet, Summary: 5 in. (1 document case)
Creator
Condon, Clifford
Location
West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/
Language
English

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[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers, A&M 3338, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries, Morgantown, West Virginia.


Biographical / Historical

Clifford Kain Condon was born in Point Marion, PA in 1905 and listed Morgantown, West Virginia as his hometown. He married Frances Eva Limerick, also from Morgantown, in 1931. Condon enlisted in the Navy and was attached to the Naval Medical School in Washington, DC prior to going overseas in 1939. Captured by the Japanese in Manila at the outbreak of World War II, Condon was involved with establishing a prison hospital with other Americans under Japanese control. He was transferred to a prison in Japan around November, 1944, where he died in June, 1945.

Scope and Contents

Papers documenting Clifford Condon's career as a Navy pharmacist, especially his service and internment as a POW during World War II in the Philipines. Includes correspondence with his wife, Eva Limerick Condon, clippings, photographs, three medals, and certificates. A 15-page letter of November 2, 1944 to his wife, Eva, just prior to his removal to a POW camp in Japan, details his experiences subsequent to his capture by the Japanese in December, 1941. Official correspondence documents the status of Condon as a prisoner of war, his death in a Japanese POW camp, burial in Arlington National Cemetery, the posthumous awarding of the Bronze Star, and financial compensation for Eva L. Condon.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Condon, Clifford
  • Limerick, Frances E.
  • Philippines
  • United States. Navy
  • World War, 1939-1945

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Condon, Clifford
  • Limerick, Frances E.

Container List

Mixed Materials Unboxed Archival Resource Key
Artifacts (Includes three medals contained in a 3 2 x 5 inch black box; image facsimiles of these medals can be found in folder 10 in this collection.)
1946
Mixed Materials Unboxed Archival Resource Key
Book -- "History of the Making of Morgantown, West Virginia" by James Morton Callahan
1926
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 1 Archival Resource Key
Personal Correspondence (These letters are not substantive in volume, probably because Clifford Condon was incarcerated in a Japanese prison and had little opportunity for outside contact. The fifteen page letter of 1944 November 2, however, written from inside prison to his wife just prior to his removal to Japan details his experiences subsequent to his capture by the Japanese in 1941 December.)
1940–1945
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 2-3 Archival Resource Key
Official Correspondence (These letters are primarily about the status of C. Condon as a prisoner as reported by the US Navy to Mrs. Condon; also includes correspondence regarding posthumous financial arrangements, etc.)
1939–1953
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 4 Archival Resource Key
Telegrams
1941–1948
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 5 Archival Resource Key
Postcards -- Clifford Condon from Inside Japanese Prison Camp (Three items from C. Condon to his wife; cards are labeled "Imperial Japanese Army" in English.)
ca. 1941-1945
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 6 Archival Resource Key
Postcards -- Philippines [25 Items] (no messages)
ca. 1930s
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 7 Archival Resource Key
Certificates (Contains 7 items, including birth, marriage, and honorable discharges.)
1924–1946
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 8 Archival Resource Key
Clippings (All clippings photocopied.)
1945–1946
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 9 Archival Resource Key
Photographs (Contains 3 candid portraits of Clifford Condon; 1 candid portrait of C. Condon and his wife; 1 candid portrait of C. Condon and three other people, likely in the Philippines; and 6 general shots, likely in the Philippines.)
ca. 1930s
Mixed Materials Box: 1 Folder: 10 Archival Resource Key
Subject -- Medals (Contains correspondence)
1946