Rank and Name, Private Basil A. Austin.
Unit/Placed in, 16th Bomber Squadron, 27th Bomber Group, Light.
Alvin survived the Death March and the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.
Basil is born approx. on 1922 in Maine.
Father, Albert J. Austin.
Mother, Helen F. (Grindle) Austin.
Basil enlisted the service in Maine with service number # 11013632.
Basil died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on 21 May 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.
Basil is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Edgewood Cemetery, Brooksville, Hancock County, Maine, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com