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Alexander, Ernest R.

Rank; Second Lieutenant (Pilot P-51) Earnest R. Alexander.

Unit/placed; V Fighter Command (Far Eastern Air Force).

March 11, 1945 he was turned over to the Japanese.

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Lieutenant Earnest R. Alexander became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps  and was send to Camp no record, and  became part of a work detail.

 

Eastern was born in 1923 in Oklahoma.

 

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

 

Eastern entered  Army Air Force in Dallas with serial # 18082768.

 

Earnest R. Alexander died as a POW in Cp. unknown, on June 6, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, POW Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Eastern R. Alexander is mentioned/buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial,
Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Tablets of the Missing.

 

Thanks to http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/42nd_Bombardment_Group.htmlJean 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/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/  Rolland Swank and Terry Hirsch.

POW Medal
Far Eastern Air Force
P-51
Earnest R. Alexander
His rank Second Lieutenant