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  • Title: Haydon L. Boatner Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1975
    Collection Number: 74020
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes (3.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, maps, notes, photographs, and printed matter, relating to military strategy and operations in the China-Burma-India Theater, and to the United Nations prisoner of war camps during the Korean War.
    Creator: Boatner, Haydon L. (Haydon Lemaire), 1900-1977.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Haydon L. Boatner Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1974.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note.

    8 October 1900 Born, New Orleans, Louisiana
    1918 Enlisted, U.S. Marine Corps
    1919-1920 Student, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    1920-1924 Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York
    1930-1934 Chinese Language Student and Assistant Military Attache, American Embassy, Peking, China
    1942 Promoted to Brigadier General
    1942 Commanded General Stilwell's headquarters at Lashio, Burma, China-Burma-India Theater
    1942 Commander, Chabua-Ledo Sector, China-Burma-India Theater
    1942-1945 Chief of Staff, Chinese Army in India
    1943-1945 Commanding General of Combat Troops, Ledo Sector, China-Burma-India Theater
    1945 Chief of Staff, Chinese Combat Command, Kunming, China
    1948-1951 Professor of Military Science and Tactics and Commandant of Cadets, A. & M. College of Texas
    1951-1953 Deputy Commanding General, 2nd Division, Korea
    1952 Commandant, P.O.W. Camp Koie Do, Korea (80,000 prisoners)
    1952 Commandant, United Nations Prisoner of War Command, Korea (180,000 prisoners)
    1952 Promoted to Major General
    1952 Commanding General of Prisoners of War, Pusan
    1952-1954 Deputy Commanding General, 4th Army
    1957-1960 Provost Marshal General, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.
    1960 Retired as Major General

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    Korean War, 1950-1953--Prisoners and prisons.
    Prisoners of war.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Burma.
    World War, 1939-1945--China.
    World War, 1939-1945.