[KS] Look for info on U.S. military government in Korea publication and it author
hoffmann at koreaweb.ws
Sat Sep 19 20:10:12 EDT 2009
> The item is "Repatriation from 25 September 1945 to 31 December
>1945. It was prepared by then First Lieutenant William J. Gane
>(later promoted to Captain).
The mentioned report (OCLC Number: 44968216) has been widely quoted
in the literature about repatriation from Japan to Korea and about
Korean residents status in Japan after the liberation of Korea.
Another copy can be found at Harvard-Yenching Library: (W) D809.K6 A5
1946 -- and another two copies at the Library of Congress: D809.K6 A5
1946 and D809.K6 A5 1946 FT MEADE . There are all together at least
seven libraries that have copies.
William J. Gane later included some of his military intelligence
insights in his PhD thesis:
William J. Gane:
"Foreign Affairs of South Korea, August 1945 to August 1950"
Ph.D. dissertation, Northwestern University, 1951
ProQuest dissertation number: AAT 0276442
If you check for his dissertation in the library catalogue of William
J[oseph] Gane's alma mater (fastest done using WorldCat) you will
find that he was born in 1920. If interested in his vita, the
dissertation does include one.
His grave is at the Arlington Military Cemetery -- exactly here:
It seems he was killed on his 39th birthday, August 10, 1959 -- in
one the first battles in Vietnam I would guess.
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