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Adams, Vincenzo

Rank and Name, Sergeant Vincenzo Adams.

Unit/Placed in, 28th Materiel Squadron, 20th Air Base Group.

POW

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

The 20th Air Base Group resorted to fighting and defending the Airfield together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Sergeant Vincenzol became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatua, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Vincenzo is born in 1895 in Philippines.

 

Father, Joseph Adams.

Mother, Nana Mondalia.

 

Vincenzo enlisted the U.S.Army in the Philippines with service # R2709804.

 

Vincenzo  died as a POW in Camp Cabanatuan on Sep. 14, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

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

Wall of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Cabanatuan 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/ 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
Camp Memorial
His rank Sergeant