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  • Isidor (Issaak) Meites (1918 - 1942)
    Isidor Meites was born in 1918 in Kishinev, Russia to Ben and Freda Meites. He immigrated, with his parents, to America in 1920 and lived in St. Joseph, MO. He completed grade and high school and commu...
  • Darwin Hattenbach (c.1920 - 1942)
    Served in 31st Infantry Regiment which surrendered to the Japanese at Bataan. Died in internment camp.
  • Maj. Thomas Bolyn Smothers, Jr. (1908 - 1945)
    Thomas B. Smothers, Jr., born 27 July 1908 in NC, who was a West Point Cadet, later a major in the Army, and who died while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War 2. From Find A Grave Memorial# ...
  • Santiago Garcia Guevara (1899 - 1996)
    Santiago Garcia Guevara graduated from West Point in 1923, returned to the Philippines and became the Commandant of Cadets in the Philippine Military Academy. In World War II, Lt. Col. Guevara was assi...
  • Brigader General Harry M. Peck, Sr. (1888 - 1978)
    Update 6/16/2016(CLM):Harry M Peck SR. Served in WWI with General Pershing in Mexico. Served in WWII Philippines where he helped Gen Mac Arthur escape. Bataan Death March survivor. Find A Grave# 640526...

The Bataan Death March (9-17 April 1942) was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 12,000 American and 64,000 Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of prisoners. The 128-kilometer march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon prisoners and civilians alike by the Japanese Army, and was later judged by an Allied military commission to be a Japanese war crime. More here:

This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on the casualties and survivors of this dark event in world history. Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

March Casualties

Died in Captivity