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Allen, Joseph Arthur

Rank and Name, Warrant Officier Joseph Arthur Allen.

Unit/Placed in, Stenberg General Hospital (Manila).


Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Warrant Officer Junior Grade Allen 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 Various Prison Camps, became part of a work detail.

Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.


Joseph is born 1913 in New York County, New York.


Father, Edward J. Mcdermott.

Mother, Mary Mcdermott.


Joseph enlisted the service in New York with service number # W2101193.


Joseph died as a POW on Jan. 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Joseph is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Nesbit 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/

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


The Nurses working in Manila (Stenberg Hospital). Also known as the “Angels of Bataan and Corregidor” and “The Battling Belles of Bataan”

 Were the members of the United States Army Nurse Corps and the Unit-ed States Navy Nurse Corps who were stationed in the Philippines at the outset of the Pacific War and served during the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42). When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila.

Stenberg General Hospital
His Rank Warrent Officer Junior Grade