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Rank and Name, Sergeant Edmund C. Ajduczyk.
Unit/placed in, 7th Chemical Company, Aviation.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Sgt. Ajduczyk became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp O ‘Donnell, became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.
Edmund was born on March 30, 1916 in Scranton, Lackawanna County,Pennsylvania.
Father, Frank Ajduczyk.
Born in Poland.
Mother, Lottie Ajduczyk.
Sister, Janet Ajduczyk.
Edmund entered the Service from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in March 12, 1941 with service number # 33021735.
Edmund died (from dysentery) as a POW in Camp O’Donnell, Philippines, on May 28, 1942,
he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Edmund is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Wall of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.wood.army.mil/chmdsd/images/pdfs/Jul-Dec%202006/WalkPhilCamp.pdf Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html