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Ashborn, Walter Ludwig

Rank and Name, First Lieutenant Walter Ludwig Ashborn.

Unit/Placed in, Quartermaster Corps.

The Quarter Master Corps

The U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps mission is to support the development, production, acquisition, and sustainment of general supply, Mortuary Affairs, subsistence’s, petroleum and water, material and distribution management during peace and war to provide combat power for the US Army.

 

Camp Cabanatuan

After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen.  This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.

The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.

 

Walter is born approx. on 1915 in Connecticut.

Father, George M. Ashborn.

Mother, Francessanna Ashborn.

Spouse, Natividad (Casal) Ashborn.

 

Walter enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # O-890084.

 

Walter died as a POW at camp Cabanatuan on 11 Oct. 1942, 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.

 

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

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to, https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000XfEwEAK

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

POW Camp Cabanatuan
Camp Memorial
Location Camp
Prisonhut Cabanatuan
His rank First Lieutenant
P.O.W. Medal