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Alcantara, Antonio B.

Rank and Name,Private First Class Antonio B. Alcantara.

Unit/Placed in,86th Field Artillery Battalion, Philippine Scouts.

POW

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

The 86th Field Artillery resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private First Class Alcantara became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp O ‘donnell, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Antonio is born 1918 in the Philippines.

 

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

 

Antonio enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 10304958.

 

Antonio died as a POW on May 13, 1942, he  is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Antonio 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
Memorial
O'Donnell Cross
His rank Private First Class