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Title: Guam War Claims Review Commission, 2003-04
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945--Claims--Review
World War, 1939-1945--Reparations
Guam--Claims vs. United States
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center
Citation: [item identification], Guam War Claims Review Commission, 2003-2004, MSS 2750, The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam. Mangilao, Guam.
Series/Report no.: MSS 2750;
Abstract: In 2003, U.S. Public Law 107-333 created the Guam War Claims Review Commission with the objective to "determine whether there was parity of war claims paid to the residents of Guam under the Guam Meritorious Claims Act as compared with awards made to other similar affected U.S. citizens or nationals in territory occupied by the Imperial Japanese Military forces during the World War II, and to provide a report, no later than June 10, 2004, including comments or recommendations." During the Naval Government, 1946-49, Public Law 79-583, passed on August 1, 1946, created the Second Land and Claims Commission. It authorized the economic rehabilitation of the Island of Guam. Public Law 79-594, the Land Acquisition Act, passed on 2 August 1946, created the Third Land Claims Commission. It authorized the Department of the Navy to acquire private land needed for permanent military installations on the island. This Lands and Claims Commission processed claims for death or personal injury to residents of Guam. The work of the Commission initiated a program for land registration and probate of estates of deceased persons. Death claims were submitted to the Secretary of the Navy with the recommendations of this Commission. Copies of the documentation generated by the six commissions during the Military Government and the Naval Government of Guam are found in MARC’s collection of documents from the National Archives, Record Group No. 38 NCWR 78-81. This record group contains monthly and quarterly reports, individual land claims, and reports on the rehabilitation of the island. This documentation has been catalogued and digitized. In addition, a finding guide to this collection was prepared for the Guam War Claims Review Commission, entitled Guide to the Documents Compiled for the Guam War Claims Review commission, 2003-04. The documents are available in digital format as well.
Description: This collection consists of 45 linear feet of boxes. These are survey questionnaires from the World War II survivors or filled on their behalf by relatives. The records are arranged in alphabetical order for a total of 8,225 folders.
Appears in Collections:The Manuscripts Collection (MSS)

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