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U.S.S. Houston CA-30:
This site contains a variety of links, resources, and information, including the crew list from the Cruiser Houston , information on activities of the U.S.S. Houston Survivors Association, and recent copies of the Bluebonnet newsletter.

Naval Historical Center: 
This web site, for the official history program of the Department of the Navy, contains naval history information on World War II, an extensive list of naval history-related web sites, and a limited collection of online photographs.

National Archives and Records Administration:
NARA is the government agency that oversees management of all federal records. By following the links to the Research Room, By Selected Topic, and World War II, one can learn how to access the wealth of information held by NARA.

U.S.S. Houston Survivors Oral Histories,
University of North Texas
The University of North Texas holds transcripts of oral history interviews with U.S.S. Houston survivors. The transcripts themselves are not online, but photocopies of the transcripts are available for a fee.

Online Documentary:

Houston PBS (Jim Fisher and Matt Brawley, directors)
      The Cruiser Houston: Of Pride and Purpose, part 1
      The Cruiser Houston: Of Pride and Purpose, part 2


  • Daws, Gavan. Prisoners of the Japanese: POWs of World War II in thePacific. New York: W. Morrow, 1994.
  • Dictionary of American naval fighting ships. Washington: Naval Historical Center, Dept. of the Navy: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1991-.
  • Hornfischer, James D. Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of her Survivors. New York: Bantam Books, 2006.
  • La Forte, Robert S. and Ronald E. Marcello. Building the death railway: the ordeal of American POWs in Burma, 1942-1945. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1993.
  • Oosten, F. C. van. The Battle of the Java Sea. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1976.
  • Schultz, Duane P. The Last Battle Station: the Story of the U.S.S. Houston. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1985.
  • Thomas, David Arthur. Battle of the Java Sea. London: Pan Books, 1971.
  • Weissinger, William Jacob. Attention Fool!: Kitoski, Bakaro. Austin, TX.: Eakin Press, 1998.
  • Winslow, Walter G. The Ghost that Died at Sunda Strait. Annapolis, MD.: Naval Institute Press, 1984.


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