Banks, Coleman Cade

Rank and Name, Private Coleman Cade Banks.

Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment.

Private Coleman Cade Banks was after his Enlistment assigned to the 31st infantry Regiment. He escaped into the jungle when Bataan forces were surrendered on 09 April 1942 to the Japanese. Coleman fought as a guerrilla in the 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine Scouts. He was captured by the Japanese and executed at Bilibid Prison.

Camp Bilibid

Former Civilian prisoners converted the Prison to a POW camp, hospital and transit Camp for POWS. Almost every man captured on Corregidor passed through this camp at one time or another. As it was a transit point for movement to other camps First major use as transit point for high ranking officers from Bataan and for all men from Corregidor. He became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Bilibid (Manila).

 

Coleman is born approx. on 15 July 1915 in Hartburg, Texas.

Father, William Paschal “Billy” Banks.

Mother, Annie (Crow) Banks.

Sister(s), Lucinda Banks.

Brother(s), William Banks.

 

Coleman enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 18042131.

 

Coleman died as a POW in POW Camp Old Bibilid on 30 Sep. 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, http://www.mansell.com

https://www.familysearch.org/

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Burnside, Ernest, William

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Ernest William Burnside.

Unit/Placed in, 64th Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.

 

Ernest is born approx. on 10 Oct. 1919 in Alexander, West Virginia.

Father, Guy Nathan Steven Burnside.

Mother, Rosa Ann (DeBarr) Burnside.

Sister(s), Ma C. Ocie Velma, Rachel O. Mabel Ruth. and Mary Luvina Burnside.

Brother(s), Albert Jacob, Lee Roy and James Elson Burnside.

 

Ernest enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 33082604.

 

Ernest‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

Captain        Joseph G. Weddes              Pilot

2nd Lt.          Leon S. King                     Co Pilot

1st Lt.           Leslie S. Neuman               Bombardier

2nd Lt.          William A. Bujold              Navigator

2nd Lt.          Saul Albert                       Radio Operator

T/Sgt.          William M. Moore              Engineer

T/Sgt.          Emil Gentry                     Top Turret Gunner

SSgt.            Ernest W. Burnside            Ball Turret Gunner

Corp.            John L. Mulligan               Right Waist Gunner

Corp.            John L Honold                  Left Waist Gunner

Pvt.              Robert E. George               Tail Gunner

Five bailed out of the shot plane, four of the crew: Neuman, Burnside, Mulligan and George were captured by the Japanese Navy and transported to Rabaul and detained by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Keibitai (Naval Special Police) at Japanese Navy POW Camp at Rabaul. On November 25, 1943 all four plus along with Sgt Robert A. Curry (gunner aboard B-17E “Honi Kuu Okole” 41-9244) plus seven other prisoners were executed by the Japanese at Rabaul.

 

Ernest was KIA after they been shot by a Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko and crashed on 25 Nov. 1943, he is honored with an Distinguished Flying Cross, Silvers Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-17/41-9011.html

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTF7-4TG

 

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

Attey Jr. , James Jervis

Rank and Name, Corporal James Jervis Attey Jr.

Unit/Placed in, POW. Camp Osaka (aka Honjo, Hoincho, Chikko), United States Marine Corps.

 

For the time being after the Death March he was imprison (4 months) at Camp Cabanatuan until departure of the “Hellship Tottori Maru”

Tottori MARU

The Tottori Maru was a Hell Ship.

The Tottori Maru, sailed from Manila on Aug 10, 1942 for Japan.

Onboard Aprox. 1960 POW for different POW Camps located in various Countries.

 

Camp Osaka POW Camp #1

aka Honjo/Hoincho/Chikko

They finished the camp 21 Sep 1942 in use: Osaka Camp #1 was originally established and designated as Osaka Main Camp when 150 men arrived here from the Zentsuji POW Camp.

19 Oct 1942: (Stadium POW Camp later converted to the Ichioka Hospital).

The Tottori Maru left Manila on Aug. 10, 1942 for Takao/ Pusan/ Moji/ Osaka and arrived on 11 Oct 1942 with approximate 230 more Americans.

1 Jun 1945: Destroyed by air raid; moved temporarily to other Camp.

Destroyed in B-29 raid on June 1, 1945, in Sep 1945 the Camp was terminated.

 

James is born approx. on 9 Nov. 1916 in Iowa.

Father, James J. Attey Sr.

Mother, Mary A. (Rowland) Attey.

 

James enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 267875.

 

James died as POW in Camp Osaka on 30 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Atkinson, John Lawrence

Rank and Name, Chief Electrician’s Mate John Lawrence Atkinson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Quail (AM-15) Minesweeper.

Argentina Maru

The Hell Ships Argentina Maru left Omiya Jima, Guam on 01/10/1942 for Japan.

It arrived 4 days later in Tadotsu, Japan with about 800 POW.

She took part in various Battles as Cargo Ship and was clear of any Damage.

In Dec. 1942 she is sold an rebuild to a IJN Carrier renamed KAIYO (Sea Hawk) and directly assigned to the Combat Fleet.

 

John is born approx. on no record.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

John enlisted the service in Florida with service number # 2679373.

 

John died as a POW in Camp Tokyo on 1 March 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02015.htm

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Apale, Ramon

Rank and Name, Private Ramon Apale.

Unit/Placed in, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts.

Camp no record

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

The 45th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Pfc. Apale became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Ramon is born in approx. on 1917 in the Philippines.

Parents and Siblings no record available.

 

Ramon enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 10303165.

 

Ramon died as a POW in Camp no record on July 19, 1942, , he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Angus Jr. , Albert Allen

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Albert Allen Angus Jr.

Unit/Placed in, Air Corps.

Nagato Maru

The Nagato Maru was a Hell Ships that was first damaged and later sunk on Sep. 2, 1943. The Nagato Maru, sailed from Manila for Japan on Nov. 7, 1942 the boarded about 1,600 American prisoners-of-war (POWs), many survivors of the “Bataan Death March.” About 550 POWs are crammed into each of NAGATO MARU’s three holds. On Nov. 1942 they arrive at Moji. 3 more POWs die en route. Disembarks POWs for an Osaka POW camp.

Camp Osaka POW Camp #1

aka Honjo/Hoincho/Chikko

After the Japanese occupation in Japan they took then camp 21 Sep 1942 in use: Osaka Camp #1 was originally established and designated as Osaka Main Camp when 150 men arrived here from the Zentsuji POW Camp.

19 Oct 1942: (Stadium POW Camp later converted to the Ichioka Hospital).

The Tottori Maru left Manila on Oct. 8, 1942 for Takao/ Pusan/ Moji/ Osaka and arrived on 11 Oct 1942 with approximate 230 more Americans.

1 Jun 1945: Destroyed by air raid; moved temporarily to other Camp.

Destroyed in B-29 raid on June 1, 1945, in Sep 1945 the Camp was terminated.

 

Albert is born approx. on Nov. 15, 1919 in James Town, Rhode Island.

Father, Albert Allen Angus.

Parent and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Albert enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 6145912.

 

Albert died as a POW in Camp Osaka, Japan on March 1, 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/ships/maru/nagato.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Anderson, Von Randall

Rank and Name, Sergeant Von Randall Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps.

Camp Osaka, Japan (Chicco)

Established on September 23, 1942, it initially governed the POW camps in the Kinki and Tokai regions. Branches located in prefectures have been separated. At the end of the war, many branch offices and dispatch offices in the Hanshin industrial area were relocated to the inland areas and the Sea of ​​Japan side in preparation for air raids and decisive battles on the mainland.

The director was Colonel Sotaro Murata.

 

Von is born approx. on June 22, 1913 in Oklahoma.

Father, Lee W. Anderson.

Mother, Willie E. (Morris) Anderson.

Sister(s), Marion C. Willie L. and Agnes Anderson.

Brother(s), Morris W. and Newland Anderson.

 

Von enlisted the service in Oklahoma with service number # 276618.

 

Von died as a POW in Camp Osaka, Japan on June 8, 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Anderson, John A.

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant John A. Anderson.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters, Philippine Department.

Camp no record

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

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

TSgt. Anderson became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

John is born approx. on 1933 in Wisconsin.

Father, Clarence A. Anderson.

Mother, Clara (Beck) Anderson.

Sister(s), Nathalie A. Anderson.

Brother(s), James L. and Richard G. Anderson.

 

John enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 7031364.

 

John died (diphtheria) as a POW in Camp no record on Jan. 11, 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Allum, Wilbur P.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Wilbur P. Allum.

Unit/Placed in, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment.

POW

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

He was made a POW in Camp Cabanatuan, for he went on transport, July 11, 1942 to Japan, Osaka Camp Group, main Chicco (no pictures).

He arrived 10 Days later in Osaka Harbor.

Then transported to his POW Camp Cicco were he died of multiple diseases on Feb. 4, 1943.

 

Wilbur is born approx. on 1922 in Ohio.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Wilbur enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 15017326.

 

Wilbur died as a POW in Camp Osaka, Japan on Feb. 4, 1943, he is honored with a POW Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, http://www.mansell.com

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

 

 

 

 

 

Allison, Elkoney Albert

Rank and Name, Private First Class Elkony Albert Allison.

Unit/Placed in, 192nd Tank Battalion.

POW

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

The 192nd resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

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

 

Elkoney is born approx. on Nov. 25, 1916 in Baxter, Tennessee.

Father, Thomas D. Allison.

Mother, Etta C. (Warren) Alisson.

Sister(s), Maggy M. Allison.

 

Elkoney enlisted the service in Tennessee with service number # 6972937.

 

Elkoney died as POW in Camp on June 21, 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

 

Thanks to, https://bataanproject.com/provisional-tank-group/allison-pfc-elkoney-a/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com