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Inventory of the John P. Lake papers
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Description
Orders, reports, personnel records, certificates, and photographs, relating to American military assistance to Chinese forces during World War II, and to attempted American mediation between Kuomintang and Chinese communist forces in 1946.
Background
Colonel and commanding officer in United States Army with Combat Section in Chinese 18th Army, Chinese Combat Command, 1945. Received Award of Legion of Merit in 1945 and Army Commendation Ribbon in 1946 for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services as Chairman of Executive Headquarters Field Team No. 7 in Tsinan, China. The Executive Headquarters was charged with Implementing the cessation of civil strife in China, the restoration of communications, and the reorganization of the Chinese Army. Lake retired from the Army in 1953.
Extent
2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.