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Inventory of the Robert L. Capp Papers
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Hiroshima bombing destruction photographs, 1945 October

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Photographed by Robert L. Capp, 8 prints.
Reading Room Workstation

Photographs of Fred Capp posing with Japanese guns overlooking Kiska Harbor, 1943 August

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Kanto Earthquake aftermath photographs, 1923

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Unknown photographer. Film found by Robert L. Capp in October 1945, 10 prints.
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Fred Capp photographs, 1943

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Brother of Robert L. Capp, 2 prints.
Reading Room Workstation

Robert L. Capp portrait, circa 1940-1945

Photographic portrait of Robert L. Capp in uniform, circa 1940-1945

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Robert L. Capp insignia patches

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Robert L. Capp interview, 1998 December 17

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2 cassettes. Conducted by Hoover Institution Staff member Remy Squires. Describes Capp's war experiences, visit to Hiroshima in October 1945, and finding photographic film that he assumed to be of Hiroshima soon after the bombing, which was later identified as photographs of the 1923 Kanto earthquake. Capp talks about walking through the city of Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped, with particular focus on radiation and ignorance of it. The interview also touches on health issues with veterans returning from combat. Use copy reference number: 99013_a_0001306.