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!
Artem: I use to work in that shipyard. Heard of D. Cleland through my uncles who were previous generations that worked there. Saw a photo or two of D.Cleland in the shipyard library. If my memory is correct I saw his grave out in the city's protestant cemetery.
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faulkvi2: Hi! My name is Vickie. I am here to learn more about the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor and to honor the life of my Uncle, Pvt Eugene Mott, who has not been returned to us after his death on the Oryoku Maru.
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Whitney Galbraith: In 2018 I self-published my father's WWII memoir (https://www.valleyoftheshadowpow.com) Col. Nicoll F. Galbraith, GSC, US Army, was a senior staff officer of Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright during the Fall of the Philippines. I would enjoy conversation.
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RobH: Hello, I am looking for clarification on the how my Uncle John A. Holmes died at Corregidor. He was with the 3rd Battalion, G Company.
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chadhill: RobH: Try messaging EXO or tmayer on this website. They have much info on individuals of the 503rd.
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RobH: chadhill: My approval status is still pending, so it won't let me message them yet. Any idea how long that takes? Thanks.
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chadhill: RobH, I think you're set now. You may have to make a brief intro of yourself on the guest board to prove to a monitoring system that you're not a spam robot, but try messaging them first.
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chadhill: RobH: Be sure to login with a password, too (you probably already know that).
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rob: chadhill: Thank you! I'm set up and have messaged EXO. Thank you again!
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SteveG: My father, Alex Georgakas, was in the 503rd and is listed on the 2nd BT HQ list of participants in the Corregidor action. His service records make no mention of that action, nor did he receive the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to his group. Thoughts?
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Eduardo P. Sayajon : Hello to all, my uncle Crescencio B. Sayajon served & was a member of the 26th Cavalry Regiment Philippine Scout during WW2 a letter of Appreciation was given but unfortunately it was destroyed. I would like to know where I could get a copy??
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tmayer: Steve G, Did you ever talk to your Dad about his time in the service? Does his discharge list a Philippine Liberation Medal? Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with any bronze stars or an arrowhead?
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