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Rank and Name, Private James William Absher.
Unit/Placed in on, 429yh Signal Company, Aviation.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Private James W. Absher became a POW(April 9, 1942) and 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 the Philippines and he was send to Camp Cabanatuan, and became part of a work detail. And died shortly after.
James is born in 1916 in, North Carolina.
Father, Samuel A. Absher.
Mother, Minnie B. (Boone) Absher.
James enlisted the U.S.Army Air Force in North Carolina with service number # 14049744.
James died in pow camp Cabanatua as a result of Malaria and Dysentery on July 6, 1942, Private James E. Absher is honored with a Pow Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
James 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