Rank and Name, Corporal Marianito Ancheta.
Unit/Placed in, 45th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Scouts.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Marianito became a POW and walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (approx. .600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp No Record, became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.
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.
Corporal Ancheta became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Marianito is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Marianito enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 10300504.
Marianito died as a POW in Camp no record on June 1, 1942, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Marianito 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