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
<language langcode="eng" encodinganalog="041">English</language>
Abstract
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.

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Preferred Citation

A&M 3338, Clifford Condon, Navy Pharmacist, World War II Papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries.


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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Condon, Clifford
  • Limerick, Frances E.
  • Philippines
  • United States. Navy
  • World War II.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Condon, Clifford
  • Limerick, Frances E.