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Scope and Content Note
Rear Admiral John Fitzgerald was Commanding Officer of USS Grenadier (SS-210) during World War II. He was captured when Grenadier was sunk in April of 1943 and held as a prisoner of war at Penang. This collection contains a narrative account of Rear Admiral John Fitzgerald's service in World War II. Fitzgerald wrote this account in 1945 following his return to the United States. The collection also includes a transcript of the diary that he kept while a POW as well as the diary of fellow prisoner Thomas R. Courtney.
This collection should be cited as Papers of John A. Fitzgerald, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.