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Abel, Charles E.

Rank and Name, Technician Fourth Grade Charles E. Abel.

Unit/Placed in on, 2nd Observation Squadron.


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

The 2nd Observation Squadron resorted to fighting as Infantry and was among American and Filipino forces, when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Tec4 Charles A. Abell became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, He survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.


Charles is born in 1919.


Mother, Alva Sturdevant (Abel).


Charles enlisted the U.S.Army Air Force in Nebraska with service number # 6936224.


Charles died at as POW at Camp Cabanatuan on July 10, 1942, Technician Forth Grade Charles E. Abel is honored with a  Purple Heart, POW Medal, Combat Action Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Charles 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
Memorial Camp Cabanatuan
His rank Technician Fourth Grade