USS HOUSTON CA 30
“The galloping Ghost of the
Albert Neal Tanberg
Al was born in
Al's father, Henry Tanberg, was an
Copy of Letter to the Parents from the Navy
In reply address not the signer of this
letter, but Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Refer to No.
283 27 02
BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Tanberg
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Tanberg:
Confirming this Bureau's dispatch to you of 17 August 1944, you
are advised that the Navy Department, through the medium of the Postal Censor
Authorities, has learned that mail from your son, Albert Neal Tanberg, Baker third clues, United. States Navy has been
mailed from Japanese territory. While your son has not been officially reported
by the Japanese Government as a prisoner of war, the mailing of this
correspondence is regarded by the Navy Department as acceptable evidence that
he is in fact a prisoner of war and is being held in Branch No. 3 Thai War
Prisoners Gump Nike,
The Prisoner of War Information Bureau, Office of the
Provost Marshal General,
While the report that your son is a prisoner of war may afford little comfort, it strengthens the hope shared by all that he will return safely to you and his home.
By direction of the Chief of Naval Personnel.
Acting Director of the Dependents Welfare Division