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Barta, Emil Carl

Name and Rank, Corporal Emil Carl Barta.

Unit/Placed in, 6th Engineer Combat Battalion, 6th Infantry Division.


Emil was born approx. on Jan. 3, 1913 in Ellsworth County, Kansas.

Father, James J. Barta.

Mother, Katherina (Jireck) Barta.


Emil enlisted  the service from Kansas with serial number 37006988.


Emil C. Barta was a Corporal (C-Company)in the 6th Infantry Regiment .


Emil was KIA during the raid on POW Camp Cabanatuan in the Philippines, on Jan. 31 1945, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Emil is buried at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to http://6thinfantry.com/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

6th Engineer Combat Battalion
6th Infantry Division
Raid on POW Camp Cabanatuan
Camp Layout
His rank Corporal