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Alt, Titus L.

Rank and Name, Technician Fourth Grade Titus L. Alt.

Unit/Placed in, 31th Infantry Regiment.

POW

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

The 31st resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Tec4. Alt became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Titus is born approx. on Feb. 15, 1914 in Pendleton, West Virginia.

Father, Scott R. Alt.

Mother, Effie R. (Whetzel) Alt.

Sister(s), Hazel E. Gladys G. and Mary E. Alt.

Brother(s), Vernie V. Russel S. and Galen D. Alt.

 

Titus enlisted the service in West Virginia with service number # 6894469.

 

Titus died as a POW in Camp Cabanatuan on July 19, 1942,  he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

He is also Mentioned at Cabanatuan Memorial, Manila, Capital District, 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

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

Website,

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

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

 

POW Camp Cabanatuan
Prison Hut
Memorial
Map Cabanatuan for the Raid/Liberation 30-01-1945
P.O.W. Medal
His outfit 31st Infantry Regiment
His rank Technician Fourth Grade