Hey Demether....Hard to believe that these smiling, docile looking guys would cut your throat or stick a bayonet into you and never blink an eye, isn't it. Wonder what that morsel is that the one guy in the lower right corner is consuming???? A thick slice of bread???? I assume that this man is a prisoner, but maybe he is an Amer/Fil guard. Welcome to the forum.
Hey dmether...I think you are exactly right. Same guys, with the pic taken from a different angle with "Slim" munching on that same piece of bread. I wonder if these "able bodied" Japanese soldiers were among those who were thrown into Nipponese stockades in Manila after being freed upon the surrender of Bataan. It was said that the Japanese troops who occupied the Mariveles/Cabcaben area looked unkindly upon their fellow countrymen found to be prisoners of the American/Filipino forces that weren't seriously wounded. These unfortunates were said to have been shipped to Manila and harshly treated. Do you put any credence into this story???
I've wondered what might have happened to them once they were liberated. I think the Japanese made a distinction between those who surrendered and those who were captured. Either way, I doubt they were well treated.
I bet the front line American troops who survived the war weren't too happy to see a picture of the captured enemy eating better than what they had.
blbarnes: Love the site. Especially the pictures. I have 3 of my great uncle Verlin Stewart of "H" Co.,503 PRCT, two of which have other guys with him that I'll post soon. Hopefully someone will recognize someone or the area they're in.
Jun 10, 2014 7:07:00 GMT 8
navyhospitalcorpsman: I am Dave Patterson a retired Navy Hospital Corpsman. I was stationed at Naval Hospital Subic Bay 1984-86 & 88-92. My wife is from Orion, Bataan. I have many in laws living in Orion. I am interested in WW2 Pacific Theater history especially the Philippines
Jun 18, 2014 21:22:10 GMT 8
Registrar: Welcome Wes of the Rock County Historical Society of Janesville, WI.
Jul 1, 2014 8:47:16 GMT 8
clark_1_2000: Hi! I'm Clark and searching my mother, Elnora Orsolino's unit in Dec. 1941 who was staying at the Philippine Normal Hall that Sternberg Hospital took over and inducted them to augment the hospital operations up to the time manila was declared an open city
Jul 1, 2014 20:11:36 GMT 8
EXO: New member tripodtab is writing histories on all Caldwell county texas men KIA in WW2, including Calvin Miller, Battery G, 60th CA. He would love some photos posted on Geary, imprisonment, or Mukden POW camp. Miller was 16 when he enlisted. [br]
Jul 6, 2014 8:33:16 GMT 8
bobcollins: I am interested in learning more about my uncle ( my mother's brother, CPT (later Major) Robert Brice Moore who served on Corregidor as the R-1 of the 4th Marines. Eventually died aboard a Japanese Hell Ship on January 15, 1945.
Jul 7, 2014 1:41:07 GMT 8
BODIE: My cousin Donald Allen Selvig radioman 2nd class was captured on corridor pow in Bilibad and Cabanutan He'll shp Niigata Maru to Osaka area where he died. A Buddhist priest cremated the remains of 1200 pow. Donald is buried in American Cem in Manila
Jul 7, 2014 1:54:26 GMT 8
cindE: My dad fought with the 462nd parachute field artillery unit along w/ the 503rd on Corregidor in the Phillipines.
Jul 8, 2014 7:58:32 GMT 8
cindE: I'm looking for any relative or survivor of the 462nd parachute field artillery unit.
Jul 8, 2014 8:00:00 GMT 8
cindE: I think the battle was at Monkey Point.
Jul 8, 2014 8:01:26 GMT 8
awc: Do you have any info on s3a crash into mountain back in Oct 78 to vs-37.
Jul 11, 2014 10:52:43 GMT 8
2014 Reunion of 503rd RCT: Daughter of Ed Llewellyn, 503rd HQ 2nd 2nd BN, we are hosting the 2013 503 RCT reunion in Terre Haute, IN on July 30-Aug 3. If you would be interested in attending please contact me at: slmrdh frontier.com
Jul 18, 2014 22:46:04 GMT 8
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Jul 23, 2014 9:07:41 GMT 8
EXO: Welcome to new member Lou Gopal who is the author and webmaster of Manila Nostalgia.
Aug 24, 2014 16:53:28 GMT 8
Lynn Ann: My name is LA. Located in MO. Researching my grandfather Harold S. Robertson. 127th infantry, first battalion, company b. Red Arrow, Pacific theatre.
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