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Albosta, Leo Anthony

Rank and Name, Private Leo Anthony Albosta.

Unit/placed in, 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation.


The Unit 803rd Engineers Battalion (Aviation )was stationed  in the Philippines, when the Japanese invaded in 1941.



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

The 515th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private First Class Albosta became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, he survived the Bataan Death March.



Leo was born  on Oct. 22, 1921 in  Sugar Notch, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.


Father, Paul Abosta.

Mother, Apolonia (Shaffer) Albosta.

Sister, Helen Albosta.  

Brothers, Joseph, Ludwig and Paul AlBosta.


Leo entered  the service from Pennsylvania with service number # 7024370.



Leo died as a POW on Aug. 24, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Leo 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
Drawing Camp
His rank Private