Rank and Name, Technician Fifth Grade Eugene Shore.
Unit/Placed in, Signal Air Wing Company.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Eugene became a POW and walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp O’Donnell, became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.
Eugene 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.
Eugene is born approx. on Oct. 12, 1919 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Father, Max Shore.
Born in Russia
Mother, Mollie (Lipshitz) Shore.
Brother(s), David and Sidney Shore.
Half-brother, Abraham Shore.
Eugene enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 13013455.
Eugene died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on June 1, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Eugene is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
I think his unit, which was called a “Signal Air Wing Company” had nothing to do with “Air Warning” and radar. It was probably more likely involved with radio communications or even on-base telephone systems. They may have set up radio stations and homing beacons for bomber or fighter groups at Philippine air fields. for example.
One of the duties of Air Warning Service companies was to operate radar units, so perhaps that is what his unit was doing.