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Ellis, Edward L.

Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Edward L. Ellis.

Unit/Placed in,745th Ordnance Company, Aviation .

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Tec5. Edward L. Ellis 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 He and was send to Camp O’Donnell, and became part of a work detail.

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

Edward is born approx. 1921 in Great Lake, Washingthon.

Father, George E. Ellis.

Mother, Pearl Ellis.

Sister, Elenora Ellis.

Brothers, Eugene and Leslie Ellis.

Edward enlisted the service in Washington with service number # 19017257.

Edward died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on June 2, 1942, 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.

Edward 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, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

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

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

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Camp O'Donnell
Camp O'Donnell
Death March Booklet
Death March
Death March Marker
His rank Technician Fifth Grade