Rank and Name, Private First Class Albert Joel Jackson.
Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment “Polar Bears”.
POW Camp Pasay
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Private First Class Jackson became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Pasay before he was transported to Japan, he survived the Bataan Death March.
The Camp, known as the Pasay School on Park Avenue, was located about one mile from the actual digging site. Nichols field lay approximately 10 miles south of Manila. (Nielson Field was north of Nichols and lay on the south edge of Manila proper)
Albert is born approx. on Jan. 25, 1912 in Walton, Georgia.
Father, Oscar B. Jackson.
Mother, Jettie M. (Knight) Jackson.
Sister(s), Josephine F. Ruby E. Florence B. Helen M. and Minnie A. Jackson.
Brother(s), James H. Oscar H. and Charles H. Jackson.
Albert enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 14047063.
Albert died as a POW on board the “Hellship Arisan Maru” on transport to a POW Camp in China or Japan, but was Torpedoed by “friendly fire” on Oct. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Albert is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.31stinfantry.org/
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