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Abbott, Howard

Rank and Name, Private First Class Howard Abbott.

Unit/Placed in on, 31th Infantry Regiment.

 

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Howard Abbott 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 Cabanatuan, became part of a work detail.

 

Howard is born in 1922 in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

 

Howard enlisted the U.S.Army with serial # 17027434.

 

Howard died as a POW in Camp Cabanatuan, Philippines on July 24, 1942, Private First Class is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall 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
His rank Private First Class