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Cabanatuan (Philippines)





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    Those known to have been held in or employed at

    Cabanatuan (Philippines)

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Clark John Ashward. T-4
    • Cope Artie. Pfc.
    • Cravens Maynard C.. Pte.
    • Curtis George Lester.
    • Dale Dewey N. Cpl.
    • Feiner Harold. Pte.
    • Finley James. Pvt
    • Flores Felix. Pvt. (d.22nd Dec1943)
    • Freeman Lawrence Irving. MM2/C. This page is new, as yet no names have been submitted.

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    George Lester Curtis

    My Great Uncle, George Curtis (1893-1971) was captured on Corregidor and imprisoned at Old Bilibid Prison (Manila) and Cabanatuan in the Philippines, shipped to Japan on the notorious hell ships Oryoku Maru and Brazil Maru, and imprisoned again at the Otuma Camp #17 from the 31st of January 1945 until the capitulation of the Japanese. He was a civilian, contracted to work on communications around airfields on Bataan as the American defences there crumbled in early 1942. He served in WW1 in the US Army in France and was cited for bravery by the American command and also received the French Croix de Guerre.

    Michael Doty



    Pfc. Artie Cope Hq Coy. 194th Tank Battalion

    SB Flynn



    Pte. Maynard C. Cravens 192nd Tank Btn

    S B Flynn



    Cpl. Dewey N Dale K Co. 3rd Bn. 4th Marines Battery A (AA)

    S B Flynn



    Pte. Harold Feiner 17th Ord Co (Armd) Tank Gr. Ordnance Department

    Harold became a prisoner of war on April 10, 1942 at Mariveles, Bataan and then he became a part of the infamous Bataan Death March, led to Camp O’Donnell. In June, 1942 he was moved, with other POW’s to Camp Cabanatuan. In August 1942 he was transported on one of the Hell Ships to Japan where he was interned at Camp 17, Omuta, Japan working a coal mine owned by Mitsui Company.Among the many awards he received were the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Presidential United Citation.




    Pvt James Finley Co. A 192nd Tank Batt.

    James Finley was the son of John D. & Sara E. Finley and the husband of Grace Amelia Leonard. He was a carpenter.

    He took part in the Battle of Luzon (8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942) and the Battle of Bataan (7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942). He was taken POW on 9 April 1942 and was on the Death March to Camp O'Donnell. Then followed Cabanatuan and Fukuoka 17. He was then on the Hell Ship Clyde Maru which sailed from Manila on 23 July 1943. He finally arrived at Omuta, Kyushu on 10 August 1943. He was liberated on September 1945. James Finley is buried in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Spencer, Oklahoma

    S B Flynn



    Pvt. Felix Flores 192nd Tank Batt. Co. B (d.22nd Dec1943)

    Felix Flores died in Camp Fukuoka 17 in Japan from Pneumonia and starvation. He fought in the Battle of Bataan, survived the Death March and the hell ship Clyde Maru. He was also a POW in the Philippines in camps O'Donnell & Cabanatuan

    S B Flynn



    MM2/C. Lawrence Irving Freeman USS Canopus

    Lawrence Irving Freeman was assigned to the engine room of the USS Canopus. He was captured and survived the Hell ship Mati Mati Maru going on to be held in POW camps 92nd Garage, Bilibid, Port Area, Cabanatuan and Fukuoka Omuta#17




    T-4 John Ashward Clark

    My father was a POW in Cabanatuan 1 or 2. He died in one of these camps on 26th October 1942. He was stationed at Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Phillipines when WWII broke out.

    Robert J Clark







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