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Adams, Edwin B.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Edwin B. 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 Truck Regiment  resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Pfc. Edwin B. Adams became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died not long after it.

 

Edwin was born  on April 12, 1922 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Father, Edwin B. Adams.

Mother, Jane (McPherson) Adams.

 

Edwin entered  the Service from California with service number # 19028233.

 

 

Edwin died as a POW in Camp no record on Aug. 18, 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.

Wall of the missing.

 

Thanks to ABMC, https://abmc.gov  http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com  https://www.familysearch.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Honorstates http://www.honorstates.org,   Geoffrey Roecker https://missingmarines.com/ P.O.W. Info: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Maurice van Doorn and Jean Louis Vijgen.

POW Camp no record
His rank Private First Class