Rex Allyn Collection
Rex Allyn served as a naval lieutenant with the Service Force of the 7th Fleet, U.S. Navy, and later with the Philippines Sea Frontier in the Pacific theater of World War II from 1943-1945. Stationed first at Brisbane, Australia, Allyn later served in Hollandia, New Guinea before being sent to Manila in the Philippines to record the navy and marine personnel confined in the Santo Tomas prisoner of war camp outside of Manila. The collection includes the list of the prisoners from Santo Tomas in 1945 at the time of Manila’s liberation. In addition to the listing, the collection also includes photographs taken in Brisbane, New Guinea, and Manila, a Bill Mauldin cartoon “Goin’ Home,” and menus from the Philippine Sea Frontier Officers’ Wardroom.