Rank and Name, Private Lars H. Rasmusson.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.
Former Civilian prison converted to a POW camp, hospital and transit camp for POWS. Almost every man captured on Corregidor passed through this camp at one time or another. As it was a transit point for movement to other camps First major use as transit point for high ranking officers from Bataan and for all men from Corregidor. Pfc.!!!! became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Bilibid (Manila) he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Lars is born approx. on 7 Oct. 1917 in Michigan.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Lars enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 19046262.
Lars died as a POW in Camp Old Bilibid on 10 June 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.
Lars is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He has also a Memorial Grave at Elmwood Cemetery, Grayling, Crawford County, Michigan, USA.
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com