Bataan Death March / Corregidor / Japanese POW Survivors - LIVING
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Last updated: 4/10/2018
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First NameLast NameResides in or nearStateBirth YearNotesKnown to be alive on this dateLinks
1HaroldBergbowerPeoria, AZAZ~1920Hit by a bomb on 8 December 1941 pronounced dead and family notified of his death, but he woke up in the mogue and went back to fighting, Noto Maru, Toyama camp,3/25/2018
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
2JoeBergsteinLos Alamos, NMNMAir Warning Service Crop, US Army Signal Corps10/10/2017
Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Foundation of NM
3EugeneBleilEast Lansing, MIMI~1921Wrote "Consigned to Death Six Times: Surviving Bataan, the Death March and Life as a POW", Army Air Corp mechanic11/8/2015
4James J. BollichLafayette, LALA8/15/1921Army Air Corp Cpl., 16th Bomb Sqdn, 27th Bomb Group, Mukden, Manchuria #1439, wrote "The Bataan Death March - A Soldier's Story"3/25/2018
emailed me 3/2/17 with an update
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
5Richard PBurkeMcHenry, ILIL1918515th CAA Btry G, Clyde Maru, Fukuoka Camp #17, 3/13/18
From email from nephew.
6WayneCarringerRobinsonville, NCNC10/8/2017
7HenryChamberlainEdmonds, WAWA192210/27/2017
8LelandChandlerGalesburg, ILIL~1923Corregidor, 60th CAAA, Cabanatuan, Nagata Maru, Yodogawa Steel Mill Osaka, Oeyama at Miyaza Harbor, Yokohama5/21/2016
9HankCornellissonDenver, COCO1920Tottori Maru, Kawasaki #7 (same POW camp as Loius Zamperini in movie Unbroken), B10 mechanic11/3/2017
10HarryCorreLos Angeles, CACAEscaped the March after 3 days, but captured later, 59th Coast Artillery, currently (at age 90) works as a patient advocate 4 days/week at local VA hospital,11/27/2017
11AnthonyCostaConcord, CACA~19204th Marines, Shanghai, sent to Philippines after Dec 8 attack, was in Nagasaki and after guards abandanded the camp he walked around in the city awash in radiation,4/29/2015
12JohnCowgillBellevue, WAWA1922Army Air Corps, Mukden Manchuria4/9/2017
Email from Linda Anderson
13DanielCrowleySimsbury, CTCT~1922Fought on Bataan, escaped March went to Corregidor, 24th Pursuit group, Nichols field, Taikoku Maru, Hitachi Tochigi and Ashio POW camps,11/6/2016,0,815218.story
14Richard JohnDalySanta Fe, NMNM515th A4/9/2017
15ValdemardeHerreraAlamogordo, NMNM1919Fought on Bataan escaped to Corregidor, freed from Manuria China POW camp3/25/2018
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 75th ceremonies in Albuquerque,39838
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
16RandallEdwardsLakeland, FLFL7/22/1917sailor aboard a submarine tender stationed in the Philippines USS Canopus, Mukden, Corregidor, Cabanatuan 3, Tottori Maru, Manshu Kosaku Kikai, believe shots he received were part of medical experiments by the Japanese, 7/22/2017
17RobertErdwinClaremore, OKOK192059th Coast Artillery, Btr H, 9/22/2016
18GlennFrazierDalphine, ALAL1924 Wrote "Hell's Guest", joined at 16, 11/10/2017
19EddieGrahamWichita, KSKS8/31/1917From NM, 515th D9/2/2017
20RalphGriffithHannibal, MOMO~1923Corregidor, Mukden, Tottori Maru, Mansu Kosaku Kikai Camp, believes shots and blood tests were part of medical experiments by the Japanese, 5/21/2016
21ArthurGruenbergCamano Island, WAWA10/30/1921Marine, L company 4th Marines, Corregidor, Capanatuan 3 &1, Nissyo Maru, Fukuoka 7b, served in Korea, 10/12/2015
22EdJackfertWellsburg, WVWV"Whether it was World War II, Vietnam, Korea or the Iraq War, victory for each of them was measured in survival and maintaining their faith and loyalty to our nation. When the reward for loyalty was continued starvation and death, their strong heart, great spirit and unyielding faith served as an inspiration to the rest of our nation,"5/6/2017
23WarrenJorgensonOmaha, NENE~19214th Marines, Corregidor4/17/2017
24TheodoreKampfSalt Lake City, UTUT1924Corregidor?9/26/2017
25PaulKerchumBenson, AZAZ19193/25/2018
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
26OscarLeonardAntioch, CACA4/26/1919Army Air Corps, 28th Heavy Bomb Squadron, Clark Field, surrendered on Mindanao 5/10/42, Malaybalay & Bilibid camps, Tottori Maru, Tokyo-2B-Kawasaki, Tokyo-5D-Kawasaki & Tokyo-7B- Hitachi camps in Japan3/25/2018
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
27RalphLevenbergReno, NVNV~1920Army Air Corps, 17th Pursuit Squadron11/20/2017
28Rosenaldo RossLovatoGallup, NMNM1919200th A Btry, Received 9 missing medals during Bataan ceremony in Santa Fe 4/9/20144/10/2017
29HoustonLoweSan Antonio, TXTX11/28/191910/24/2016
30George Don NanoLuceroAugusta, ME (from Santa Fe, NM)ME6/7/1921200th B, he escaped shortly after arriving at the camp, but he was recaptured and returned to the camp only to escape once more. The second time the Japanese guards put Lucero in front of a firing squad. "Why I wasn't shot, I don't know," he said. "They worked me over." Lucero said he knew his captors were going to kill him, so he determined he would run again if he got a chance. That opportunity came one night when he was guarded by a single Japanese soldier who began to feel sorry for Lucero. He loosened the shackles that bound the prisoner. "He got careless with his rifle, so I took the chance," Lucero said. He shot the guard and fled into the jungle, where he met up with guerillas, alongside whom he continued to fight the Japanese. He also met his first wife, a woman who cared for the resisting soldiers. His wife returned to the United States with Lucero before eventually going back to the Philippines.4/9/2017
Attended 75th ceremonies in Albuquerque
31SantiagoLuceroAlbuquerque, NMNMG Btry 515th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft)4/9/2017
Attended 75th ceremonies in Albuquerque
32JamesMartinJacksonville FLFL19204/14/2014
The Quan summer 2013
 email confirmation from friend alive as of 4/14/14
33OmarMcGuireEugene, OROR1923Army Air Corps mechanic, Kokura Japan steel mill, Kokura was to have been the 2nd atomic bomb site, but smoke had them divert to Nagasaki, past ADBC National Commander,6/12/2015
34James TMurphySanta Maria, CACA9/30/19204/8/2016
35Douglas NorthamCastro, CACA1919raised in rural Texas, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940. After being stationed in China he did patrol duty on USS Oahu in Manila Bay, Philippines until it was sunk shortly after the fall of Bataan, Northam was then assigned to Corregidor, where he was captured in May, 1942. Following internments at prison camps at Bilbid in Manila and later Cabanatuan, he was sent to Japan on the “hell ship” Nagata Maru in November, 1942. Held at Umeda Bunsho in Osaka, he performed forced labor at a Mitsubishi railroad yard and other locations in the Osaka area, primarily in Suita. The concluding months of the war he spent in Tsuruga. Remaining in the Navy until 1948, Northam later worked as research technician for the Shell oil company from 1951 until his retirement in 1977. He has been married for 64 years, has two children, and enjoys gardening, horse racing, and cooking.2014
ADBC Convention 2014
36William BillOvermierAlbuquerque, NMNM2/14/1920Corregidor, 200th B, Clark field, escaped Bataan on a water barge to Corregidor then to Caballo Island then back to Corregidor at surrender, Bilibid, Cabaatuan, Formosa aboard Lima Maru, Taiwan POW camp #2, Dainichi Maru to Moji, Tokyo01-D-Yokohama, Sendai #2B Yoshima, 50 gallon drum of food dropped from B29 crushed and killed his closest friend SSgt Joseph Sarata, 3/25/2018
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 75th ceremonies in Albuquerque
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
37PaulPhillipsThornton, COCO~1919
Email from Linda Anderson
38BernardPothierReading, MAMA5/18/1918Camp Fukuoka #17 Honshu, Radio operator, 24th pursuit group, witnessed Nagasaki bombing, promoted to Sergeant 71 years after the war, 10/3/2017
Update from VA admin on 1/11/17 now living in Reading and doing well.
39JamesRaglandRockport, TXTX19202014
40KenRiceGladwin, MIMI1921Marine, 6/10/2015
41DanielRobertsPrescott Valley, AZAZ~192111/2/2015
42RalphRodriguez, Jr.Albuquerque, NMNM10/29/1917200/515th Medical Corps10/29/2017
43GeorgeRogersLynchburg, VAVA4/18/19194th Chemical Co, then infantryman 31st Inf Regt on Bataan, Nissyo Maru, Fukuoka 3, 11/11/2017
44JoeRomeroAlbuquerque, NMNM~1921200th A9/23/2017
Attended 75th ceremonies in Albuquerque
45RobertRosendahlSpringfield, MOMOMukden7/22/2015
46William BillSanchezMonterey Park, CACA191859th CAA, Corregidor2/20/2015
47SolSchwartzNewport Beach, CACA3/22/2017
48BenSkardonClemson, SCSC7/14/1917Walks 8.5 miles (or as much as he can) at Bataan Memorial March each year!!!!! It is his Mecca, 2018 was his 11th year, Survived march thanks to a can of sweetened condensed milk. Survived POW camp thanks to his Clemson ring which was traded for medicine and food, Captain at start of war, Company A of 92nd Infantry Regiment Philippine Army, 2 Silver Stars, 4 Bronze Stars for Valor, Henry Leiner & Otis Morgan (Clemson alumni) kept him alive by trading his ring for help, Oryoko Maru, Enoura Maru, Brazil Maru, spent 47 days on hell ships "nightmare of horrindous inhumanity and barborism", Manchuria camp, freed by the Russians, weighed 90, Served in Korea, retired in the Army as a Colonel in 1962, Featured on CBS 60 Minutes Memorial Day 2017, (Otis Morgan died when Oryoko Maru was bombed, Henry Leitner died in a POW camp in 1945)3/25/2018
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
Attended 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
49GranvilleSmithMesilla Park, NMNM60th Coast Artillery4/9/2017
Bataan Corregidor Memorial Foundation of NM
50WaltStrakaBrainerd, MNMN~1919194th Tank Battalion, Company A - Brainern MN, last survivor of this company, PrivateNr. 39231899 C194, listed in Proviso as "Killed In Action October 24, 1944 on Arisan Maru "Hell Ship",4/9/2017
51BillSwickardWest Terre Haute, ININ192311/15/2007
52RichardTraskClovis, NMNM200/515 CAA B Btry3/19/2017
Attended 2017 Bataan Memorial Death March
53BobVoglerSan Diego, CACA19217/29/2017
54JackWarnerHammon, OKOK10/19/19214th Marines Battalion, Corregidor, Formosa, Lima Maru, Dainichi Maru, Tokyo camp 5, Sendai 5b Kamaishi, 5/21/2016
55CliffordWarrenSan Antonio, TXTX10/15/192460th CAAA, Corregidor, Lipa City, Missyo Maru, Nagoya 1b Kamioka10/10/2017
US Living Survivors
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