Interview with Jack H. Heinzel,

Project: American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

This is an interview with Jack Heinzel, a survivor of the infamous Japanese "hell ships" of World War II. In this interview, Heinzel and several others survivors, including Russell Hutchinson, tell how they were able to survive the crowded conditions, extreme heat, extreme cold, and lack of food and water on board the Oryoku Maru, Enoura Maru, and Brazil Maru. They also talk about how the Oryoku Maru was bombed by the American forces, and how they survived this bombing.

Interview Accession

2013oh133_ww402

Interviewee Name

Jack H. Heinzel

Interviewer Name

Arthur L. Kelly

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Heinzel, Jack H. Interview by Arthur L. Kelly. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Heinzel, J.H. (n.d.). Interview by A. L. Kelly. American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Heinzel, Jack H., interview by Arthur L. Kelly. (n.d.), American Veterans: World War Two Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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