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Abad, Jose

Rank and Name, Corporal Jose Abad.

Unit/Placed in on, 12th Medical Battalion,Philippine Scout.


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

The 12th resorted to fighting as Infantry and was among American and Filipino forces, when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Corporal Abasl became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp, no record. He survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.


Jose is born in No Record.

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

Jose enlisted the U.S.Army in the Philippines with serial # 6610113.


Jose died as a POW in Camp ??? on Aug. 16, 1942, Corporal Abad is honored with a  POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Jose 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.orgBataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Jose Abad became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in Bataan and was send to Camp no record, became part of a work detail.


POW Camp no record
Bataan Death March
His rank Corporal