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United States Army, 73rd Evacuation Hospital papers
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Description
The collection contains correspondence, memoirs, documents and photographs related to the activities of the 73rd Evacuation Unit of the United States Army in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II. It also includes material related to reunions of former unit members, donation of items to the Los Angeles County Medical Association Library, and the Library's exhibition on the unit.
Background
The 73rd Evacuation Hospital Unit was formed in 1940 in Los Angeles, California, and activated in 1942. In January 1943, the unit left the United States for the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. The unit arrived in Bombay in March 1943, and was transferred to Margherita, near Ledo in Assam, India, to provide services to the engineering units building the Ledo Road and Chinese soldiers.
Extent
2,713 items in 12 boxes + 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.