Thomas, Allison K., 1914-

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Allison Kent Thomas commanded an Office of Strategic Services group that parachuted into Vietnam in 1945 to train the Vietnamese resistance, led by Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap, against the Japanese.

He received an A.B. in 1935 and a J.D. in 1939 from the University of Michigan. Thomas later practiced law in East Lansing, Michigan. In 1990 and 1995 he again visited Vietnam as part of the U.S.-Indochina Reconciliation Project.

From the description of Allison K. Thomas papers, 1945-1997 (scattered) (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778483

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creatorOf Thomas, Allison K., 1914-. Allison K. Thomas papers, 1945-1997 (scattered) University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Thomas, Allison K., 1914-. Allison K. Thomas photograph series. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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associatedWith Đām, Quang Trung. person
associatedWith Hồ, Chí Minh, 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Võ, Nguyên Giáp, 1912- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Vietnam
Vietnam
United States
United States
Subject
Military art & science
World War, 1939-1945--Secret service
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements
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Birth 1914

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