Rank and Name, Technician Fourth Grade Jack S. Alter.
Unit/Placed in, Air Corps.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The most where fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Tec4 Alter became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp O’Donnell, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Jack is born approx. on 1912 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
Father, Raula E. Alter.
Mother, Eva (Sample) Alter.
Jack enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6889414.
Jack died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on May 25, 1942, 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.
Jack is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com