Post by Karl Welteke on Mar 15, 2018 15:34:22 GMT 8
POW Camp O’Donnell, very old pictures, 1967.
These pictures came from the Facebook page: Philippine-American WWII POW/MIA Research Group. Harry Larrabee Sr. is the contributor. He gave me permission to use them, thank you Harry!
He said this: Bob L and Dave M, I took these photos in 1967 while traveling from Clark Air Base to Camp O'Donnell. These photos were copied from 35mm slides, sorry for the lack of clarity due to the age of the photos and the type of camera I used.
About that photo, dmether said, "Thiis a shot of Camp O'Donnell on 11 July 1946. Not sure if this is were the POW camp was or was it the Camp O'Donnell nearby?"
I'd like to know if that could really be O'Donnell in 1946. BBB says the buildings that had housed prisoners were mostly burned down. Other photos show only a few scattered buildings remaining at that time. Also, this photo seems to show vegetation and terrain that look like they must belong somewhere else (e.g., the California desert).
My dad's memoirs seem to say he participated in bulldozing space for building at O'Donnell in spring 1946. I wouldn't think they would have rebuilt a bunch of barracks that were never used.
Note from Karl: I have doubts. The post WWII pictures I seen the grass was growing wildly among the graves!
Zd090. Sack of Cement Cross, virtual event 1 from Randy Olson
Zd091. Sack of Cement Cross, virtual event 2 from Randy Olson
Gia Wagner, Superintendent, National Prisoner of War Museum Randy Olson (Moderator), Filmmaker, son of Col. John Olson Chris Schaefer, Filmmaker/Historian Fred Baldassarre, Historian Dan Crowley, 98 yr old veteran of Bataan, former P.O.W. John Eakin, Specialist, Identification of MIA/KIA remains
Three of the gentlemen, we already know from this forum: Fred Baldassarre, Historian; Dan Crowley, 98-year-old veteran of Bataan, former P.O.W.; John Eakin, Specialist, Identification of MIA/KIA remains.
Randy Olson (Moderator), Filmmaker, son of Col. John Olson has this Facebook page:
I was pleasantly surprised that I got all this information from Jennifer Cordero, a Filipina at Manila and the best friend of Mike Ross. Mike was a friend of Corregidor and the Philippines. He came to the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer and stayed there. He passed away recently and Jennifer ask me to help her get permission the spread his ashes on Corregidor. The Corregidor Foundation Inc (CFI) graciously gave permission. Mike, Rest in Peace!
BLussier: I am the niece of Pvt. Robert D. Turner 13030357 listed as MIA on Corregidor. Still working with DPAA on Robert’s case. In the first entry on thread you mention a report and give info from Col. (Chaplain) Boerman that references cremating bodies in tunnel
Mar 6, 2021 10:58:01 GMT 8
BLussier: Is it possible to get a copy of that report? DPAA analyst never heard this before. I read the same info in a book. It was reported by a doc in the tunnel. Unfortunately I did not write the book title/ author info so can not use that info as evidence this
Mar 6, 2021 11:02:20 GMT 8
BLussier: is what could have happened to Robert’s body. Thank you! Bobbye (Turner) Lussier
Mar 6, 2021 11:04:28 GMT 8
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
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