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Aaron, James L.

Rank and Name, Private James L. Aaron.

Unit/Placed in on, 31th Infantry Regiment.


The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The 31thInfantry and was among American and Filipino forces,  when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private Aaron became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, He survived the Bataan Death March,

but died shortly after it.


James was born on 1923 in Tennessee.


Father, James V Aaron.

Mother, Maggie M. (Platt) Aaron.


James enlisted the U.S.Army in Tennessee with serial # 140477056.



James died of cerebral malaria while interned at the Cabanatuan POW camp, July 16, 1942, Private James L. Aaron is honored with a, POW Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


James is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines

Walls Of The Missing.

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org 


Camp Cabanatuan
Camp Memorial
His rank Private