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Alava, Bonifacio

Rank and Name,Private Bonifacio Alava.

Unit/Placed in,24th Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts.

POW

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

The 24th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private Alava became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp O’Donnell, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Bonofacio is born on May 5, 1916 in the Philippines.

 

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

 

Bonifacio enlisted the U.S.Army in Philippines with service number # 6739513.

 

Bonifacio died as a POW on May 12, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Bonifacio 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

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

 

Çamp O'Donell
His rank Private