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John A. Hendron oral history

Identifier: C MSS OH400

Scope and Contents

The interview provides information and personal observations about Hendron's experiences: being an avid skier at Camp McCoy and deciding to join the ski troops; capabilities as a skier at Camp Hale; landing and experiences at Kiska Island, Alaska; "Collette Long Knives" named after Lt. Collette; unreported positions led to mass killings due to friendly fire; death of Lt. Funk; weather and environment on Kiska Island; writing a newspaper for the Ski Troops; making a delivery behind enemy lines; after the war ended working in a hospital for VIPs in Potsdam, Germany; bringing water to Josef Stalin.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

John Alden Hendron was born on March 23, 1920 in Seattle, Wash. and enlisted in the Army at Seattle on December 13, 1941. At the time of his enlistment he was unmarried, had completed one year of college and working as a laboratory technician. Hendron joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colo. were he was assigned to the Medical Unit of the 3rd Headquarters Company, 87th Infantry Regiment. He was deployed with his unit to Kiska Island, Alaska. He returned to Camp Carson, Colo. where he joined the 133rd Evacuation Hospital before being sent to Europe. Hendron attained the rank of Corporal. He died in Seattle, Wash. on December 16, 2010.


1 videodisc(s) (DVD)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift;Abbie Kealy;2008.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center Collection.

Finding Aid for the John A. Hendron oral history,2005[videorecording]
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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