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Adams, Edwin W.

Rank and Name,  Private First Class Edwin W. Adams.

Unit/Placed in on, 33rd Quartermaster Truck Regiment.

POW

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

The 33rd resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private First Class Edwin B Adams became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Edwin is born in 1922 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Father, Edwin B. Adams.

Mother, Jane (McPherson) Adams.

 

 Edwin enlisted the service in New York with service number # 6717812.

 

Edwin died as a POW in Camp Cabanatuan on June 28, 1942, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

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/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

 

Camp Cabanatuan
Memorial Camp Cabanatuan
His rank Private First Class