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The Bataan Death March (also known as The Death March of Bataan) took place in the Philippines in 1942 and was later accounted as a Japanese war crime. The 60-mile (97 km) march occurred after the three-month Battle of Bataan, part of the Battle of the Philippines (1941–42), during World War II. In Japanese, it is known as Batān Shi no Kōshin (バターン死の行進?), with the same meaning. Combatants Commonwealth of the Philippines  United States Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Manuel L. Quezon Paulino T. Santos Basilio S. Valdes Vicente Lim Masaharu Homma Strength About 150,000 120,000 Casualties 2,500 killed 5,000 wounded 100,000 captured 1,200 killed 500 missing 1,100 wounded The Battle... Combatants  United States  Philippines  Empire of Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George M. Parker Edward P. King Vicente Lim Alfredo M. Santos Masaharu Homma Susumu Morioka Kineo Kitajima Kameichiro Nagano Strength 30,000 U.S. troops 120,000 Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 10,000... Combatants United States and Philippines Japan Commanders Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George F. Moore Samuel L. Howard Masaharu Homma Kureo Tanaguchi Kizon Mikami Strength 13,000 U.S. and Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 800 killed 1,000 wounded 11,000 POWs 900 killed 1,200 wounded The... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Japanese war crimes were comitted during the period of Japanese imperialism, from the late 19th century until 1945. ... Combatants  United States  Philippines  Empire of Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George M. Parker Edward P. King Vicente Lim Alfredo M. Santos Masaharu Homma Susumu Morioka Kineo Kitajima Kameichiro Nagano Strength 30,000 U.S. troops 120,000 Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 10,000... Several battles and wars have been fought in the Philippines: The battle of Manila Bay on 1898-05-01 in the Spanish-American War. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

The march, involving the forcible transfer of 90,000 to 100,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war[1] captured by the Japanese in the Philippines from the Bataan peninsula to prison camps, was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse, murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon the prisoners and civilians along the route by the armed forces of the Empire of Japan. Beheadings, cut throats and being casually shot were the more common and merciful actions — compared to bayonet stabbings, rapes, guttings (disembowelments), numerous rifle butt beatings and a deliberate refusal to allow the prisoners food or water while keeping them continually marching for nearly a week (for the slowest survivors) in tropical heat. Falling down, unable to continue moving was tantamount to a death sentence, as was any degree of protest or expression of displeasure. A Prisoner-of-war camp is a site for the containment of persons captured by the enemy in time of war. ... The armed forces of a state are its government sponsored defense and fighting forces and organizations. ... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Capital Tokyo Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1868–1912 Emperor Meiji  - 1912–1926 Emperor Taishō  - 1926–1989 Emperor Shōwa Prime Minister  - 1885-1888, 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1901 Itō Hirobumi  - 1888-1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka  - 1889-1891 Yamagata Aritomo  - 1906-1908, 1911-1912 Saionji Kinmochi...

Route of the death march. Section from San Fernando to Capas was by rail.
Route of the death march. Section from San Fernando to Capas was by rail.

Prisoners were attacked for assisting someone failing due to weakness, or for no apparent reason whatsoever. Strings of Japanese trucks were known to drive over anyone who fell. Riders in vehicles would casually stick out a rifle bayonet and cut a string of throats in the lines of men marching along side the road. Accounts of being forcibly marched for 5–6 days with no food and a single sip of water are in post war archives including filmed reports.[2] The exact death count has been impossible to determine, but some historians have placed the minimum death toll between six and eleven thousand men; whereas other post war allied reports have tabulated that only 54,000 of the 72,000 prisoners reached their destination— taken together, the figures document a casual killing rate of one in four up to two in seven (25% to 28.5%) of those brutalized by the forcible march. How many died from the brutal experience in delayed effects after reaching the internment camps at the end of the march is also believed to be a high though uncertain number.[3]


The Fall of Bataan

On April 9, 1942, as the final stage of the Battle of Bataan, approximately 75,000 Filipino and American soldiers, commanded by Major General Edward "Ned" P. King, Jr., were formally surrendered to a Japanese army of 54,000 men under Lt. General Masaharu Homma. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants  United States  Philippines  Empire of Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV George M. Parker Edward P. King Vicente Lim Alfredo M. Santos Masaharu Homma Susumu Morioka Kineo Kitajima Kameichiro Nagano Strength 30,000 U.S. troops 120,000 Filipino troops 75,000 Japanese troops Casualties 10,000... Major General Edward P. King Edward P. King was a Major General in the United States Army who gained prominence for leading the defense of the Bataan Peninsula in the Battle of Bataan against the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in WWII. Education He was born in Atlanta, Georgia in... Masaharu Homma (本間雅晴 Honma Masaharu, 1888 in Sado, Niigata Prefecture, Japan - April 3, 1946 in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, also known as the Poet General, was the Japanese General in charge of the troops and actions that created the Bataan death march in Philippines during 1942 and the bombing of...


Logistics planning to move the prisoners of war from Mariveles to Camp O'Donnell, a prison camp in the province of Tarlac, was handed down to transportation officer Major General Yoshitake Kawane ten days prior to the final Japanese assault. The Japanese, having expected the fighting to continue, anticipated about 25,000 prisoners of war and were inadequately prepared and/or unwilling humanely to transport a group of prisoners whose number reached almost three times that estimate. Mariveles is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bataan, Philippines. ... Camp ODonnell was a facility of the United States Air Force in Tarlac, The Philippines. ... Prisoner of War camps Contents // Categories: Substubs | Prisons and detention centres ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Tarlac Region: Central Luzon (Region III) Capital: Tarlac City Founded: 1872 Population: 2000 census—1,068,783 (23rd largest) Density—350 per km² (14th highest) Area: 3,053. ...


The Death March

Prisoners on the march from Bataan to the prison camp, May 1942. (National Archives)
Prisoners on the march from Bataan to the prison camp, May 1942. (National Archives)
News of this atrocity sparked outrage in the US, as shown by this racially-charged propaganda poster. The newspaper clipping shown refers to the Bataan Death March.
News of this atrocity sparked outrage in the US, as shown by this racially-charged propaganda poster. The newspaper clipping shown refers to the Bataan Death March.

At dawn, 9 April 1942, and against the orders of Generals Douglas MacArthur and Jonathan Wainwright[citation needed], Major General Edward P. King, Jr., commanding Luzon Force, Bataan, Philippine Islands, surrendered more than 75,000 (66,000 Filipinos, 1,000 Chinese Filipinos, and 11,796 Americans) starving and disease-ridden men. He inquired of Colonel Motoo Nakayama, the Japanese colonel to whom he tendered his pistol in lieu of his lost sword, whether the Americans and Filipinos would be well treated. The Japanese aide-de-camp replied: “We are not barbarians.” The majority of the prisoners of war were immediately robbed of their keepsakes and belongings and subsequently forced to endure a 90-mile (140 km) enforced march in deep dust, over vehicle-broken macadam roads, and crammed into rail cars to captivity at Camp O’Donnell. Thousands died en route from disease, starvation, dehydration, heat prostration, untreated wounds, and wanton execution. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1392x1103, 296 KB) Summary National Archives photo #NA 127-N-114541; May 1942 - he March of Death. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1392x1103, 296 KB) Summary National Archives photo #NA 127-N-114541; May 1942 - he March of Death. ...



Those few who were lucky enough to travel to San Fernando on trucks still had to endure more than twenty five miles of marching. Prisoners were beaten randomly, and were often denied promised food and water. Those who fell behind were usually executed or left to die; the sides of the roads became littered with dead bodies and those begging for help.


On the Bataan Death March, approximately 54,000 of the 72,000 prisoners reached their destination. The death toll of the march is difficult to assess as thousands of captives were able to escape from their guards. All told, approximately 5,000-10,000 Filipino and 600-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell. [4]


Camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan

Prisoners on burial detail at Camp O'Donnell.

On June 6, 1942, the Filipino soldiers were granted amnesty by the Japanese military and released. The American prisoners continued to be held, eventually to be transferred to camps outside of the Philippines. The start of this process began with American prisoners moving from Camp O'Donnell to Cabanatuan. Acting as a staging camp, many of these American prisoners then were sent from Cabanatuan to prison camps in Japan, Korea, and Manchuria in transports known as "hell ships." The 511 prisoners-of-war who still remained at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp as of January 1945 were freed during an attack on the camp led by United States Army Rangers later known as Raid at Cabanatuan. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x676, 126 KB)Bataan death march, from NARA archives http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x676, 126 KB)Bataan death march, from NARA archives http://www. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Amnesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Camp ODonnell was a facility of the United States Air Force in Tarlac, The Philippines. ... The City of Cabanatuan is a first class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... The City of Cabanatuan is a first class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... The term Hell Ship refers to any of the ships used by the Imperial Japanese Navy to transport prisoners of war out of the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore during World War II. The POWs would be taken to Japan, Taiwan, Manchuria, or Korea to be used as forced labor. ... The 6th Ranger Battalion was a United States Army Ranger Battalion which saw action in the Pacific during World War II. The Battalion is best known for its role in the Raid at Cabanatuan in January 1945. ... Combatants United States and The Philippines Empire of Japan Commanders Henry Mucci Robert Prince Juan Pajota Eduardo Joson unknown Strength 127 U.S. troops Alamo Scouts & 6th Ranger Battalion 200 Filipino guerrillas est. ...


War Crimes Trial

After the surrender of Japan in 1945, an Allied commission convicted General Homma of war crimes, including the atrocities of the death march out of Bataan, and the following atrocities at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. The general, who had been absorbed in his efforts to capture Corregidor after the fall of Bataan, claimed in his defense that he remained ignorant of the high death toll of the death march until two months after the event. His neglect would cost him his life; he was executed on April 3, 1946 outside Manila. Martial law is the system of rules that takes effect (usually after a formal declaration) when a military authority takes control of the normal administration of justice. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


Commemorations

The Philippines

Every year on April 9, the captured soldiers are honored on Araw ng Kagitingan ("Day of Valor"), also known as the "Bataan Day", which is a national holiday in the Philippines. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor in Filipino) is a national holiday in the Philippines which commemorates the fall of Bataan during World War II. It falls annually on April 9, and is observed on the Monday nearest that date. ... Holidays in the Philippines // New Years Day New Years Day, or Araw ng Bagong Taon is celebrated with the family in or outside the house. ...


New Mexico, USA

The Bataan Death March is commemorated every year at the White Sands Missile Range, north of Las Cruces, New Mexico, with a trail marathon known as the Bataan Memorial Death March. The full marathon and 15-mile (24 km) run covers paved road and sandy trails, and is regarded by Marathon Guide as one of the top 30 marathons in the United States. [5] White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), formerly known as the White Sands Proving Grounds, is located in Otero County, New Mexico, mostly in the Tularosa Basin, a valley between the Organ Mountains, San Andres Mountains and the Sacramento Mountains of the U.S. state of New Mexico, it includes the northern... The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum Las Cruces is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ...


Around 4,000 marchers participate in both the marathon and the 15.4-mile (24.8 km) run (only the marathon is timed), with members of military units of the United States and foreign armed forces participating, but many civilians also participate, usually running in the full marathon, which is timed with awards (but not certified by USA Track and Field). Several of the few remaining Bataan prisoners usually await the competitors to congratulate them on completing on the grueling march. [6]


There are two categories, for both civilian and military divisions, known as "light" and "heavy." In the light category, runners may wear standard distance-running apparel. Marchers in the heavy division must carry a minimum of 35 pounds in rucksacks or backpacks; military entrants in the heavy category must also do so wearing Battle Dress Uniform (BDUs) or their service equivalent uniform.[7]


Minnesota, USA

Company A, 194th Armored Regiment, was deployed to the Philippines in the fall of 1941. To commemorate the military and civilian prisoners who were forced to march from Bataan to Camp O’Donnell, an annual Bataan Memorial March is organized by the 194th Armor Regiment of the Minnesota Army National Guard and held at Brainerd, MN. The march is open to anyone with both ten and twenty mile (32 km) distances. The march has different categories, consisting of teams, individuals, light pack, or a heavy pack. A closing ceremony is held to award the finishers and pay tribute to the survivors and their many comrades who perished on the death march. Seal of the Army National Guard The Minnesota National Guard is comprised of both Army and Air National Guard components. ... Brainerd is a city located in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ...


Maywood, IL USA

Maywood, IL plaque
Maywood, IL plaque

For 65 years, this small western suburb of Chicago has marked the second Sunday in September as "Maywood Bataan Day". This is the anniversary of the first Maywood Bataan Day, held on the second weekend of September, 1942. The residents were then calling attention to the nearly 100 Maywood National Guard troops who were taken prisoner when American forces surrendered at Bataan on April 9th, 1942. These men endured the Death March, prison camps, prison ships and eventual slave labor in Japan itself. The men were part of Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion. The original Maywood Bataan Day drew more than 100,000 spectators, dozens of marching bands, and celebrities including the Mayor Ed Kelley of Chicago and movie and radio stars. Today's celebration is much smaller, but still draws several hundred. The memorial is supported by the village of Maywood, IL and a non-profit group, the Maywood Bataan Day Organization. [8] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,000 × 3,008 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 398 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,000 × 3,008 pixels, file size: 2. ... Edward Joseph Kelly (born: May 1, 1876; died: October 20, 1950; buried in Calvary Cemetery) served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1933-1947) for the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the largest city of Illinois. ... Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...


Memorials

The Philippines

  • In Capas, Tarlac there is the Capas National Shrine built in the grounds surrounding Camp O'Donnell.
  • There is also a shrine in Bataan on Mount Samat named Dambana ng Kagitingan ("Shrine of Valor") commemorating the battle and the march. The shrine has a colonnade that houses an altar, esplanade, and a museum. There is also a Memorial Cross built towering 92 meters in height.

Capas is a 1st class municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. ... The Capas National Shrine (Paggunita Sa Capas) in Capas, Tarlac, The Philippines was built and is maintained by the Philippine government as a memorial to the Filipino and American soldiers who died in Camp ODonnell at the end of the Bataan Death March. ... Shrine is also used as a conventional translation of the Japanese Jinja. ... This article is about province of the Philippines. ... Mountain in the Province of Bataan, Republic of the Philippines. ...

United States

  • The Bataan Bridge in Carlsbad, New Mexico commemorates the victims of the march.
  • The Bataan-Corregidor Memorial Bridge in Chicago, Illinois, where State Street crosses the Chicago River, commemorates the defenders of Bataan and Corregidor as well as those on the march.
  • The Bataan Memorial Highway in Indiana, SR 38 from Richmond, Indiana to Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Highway-70, through Southern New Mexico was renamed the Bataan Memorial Highway.
  • Statue of American and Filipino Bataan survivors resides at Veterans Memorial Park, in Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • The "A Tribute To Courage" Memorial in Kissimmee, Florida, at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Monument Avenue. It depicts a scene from the Bataan Death March: two soldiers, one American and the other Filipino, are propping each other up while a Filipino woman is offering water to them. It symbolizes the unique friendship between the United States and the Philippines - the two countries fought together during World War II, and the heroism and comradeship between the Americans and Filipinos. It was sculpted by Sandra Storm and is made of bronze. A brick walkway encircles the monument and there are commemorative plaques depicting the history of the Bataan Death March and the Memorial. American and Filipino flags fly side by side. It is the only statue in the United States dedicated to the heroes and survivors of the fall of Bataan and Corregidor and the Bataan Death March [1].
  • Bataan Elementary School in Port Clinton, Ohio commemorates the 32 men from the Port Clinton area who were victims of the march. [2]

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See also

Combatants the Philippines, United States Japan Commanders Douglas MacArthur/ Jonathan M. Wainwright Masaharu Homma Strength About 150,000 120,000 Casualties 2,500 killed in action; 10,000 POWs killed/died during Bataan Death March 5,000 wounded 100,000 POWs total 1,200 killed; 500 missing in action 1... USS Bataan (LHD-5) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1997. ... USS Bataan (CVL-29), originally planned as USS Buffalo (CL-99) and also classified as CV-29, was an 11,000 ton Independence class light aircraft carrier which was commissioned in the United States Navy during World War II. Buffalo (CL-99) was reclassified CV-29 and renamed Bataan on... The City of San Fernando, where Efren is so beautiful. ... October 24, 1945. ... Nanjing Massacre March 1st Movement Sook Ching Massacre Last Empress of Korea Bataan Death March Manila Massacre Unit 731 Unit 516 Unit 100 Death Railway External links History of Japans biological weapons program. In Federation of American Scientists. 2000-04-16. ... Two survivors of The Forced March - Celle Airfield - 18 April 1945 The March occurred during the final months of the Second World War in Europe. ... Combatants United States and The Philippines Empire of Japan Commanders Henry Mucci Robert Prince Juan Pajota Eduardo Joson unknown Strength 127 U.S. troops Alamo Scouts & 6th Ranger Battalion 200 Filipino guerrillas est. ... The Great Raid is a 2005 war film which tells the story of the January 1945 liberation of the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during World War II. It is directed by John Dahl and stars Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco and Connie Nielsen with Filipino actor Cesar Montano. ... Ghost Soldiers is a book about the Raid at Cabanatuan written by Hampton Sides. ...

References

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9013704/Bataan-Death-March#84289.hook.
  2. ^ WGBH Public Television production (Producer). (2007) "The Unavoidable war" (WW-II, 1942 plus December 1941). URL accessed on 2007-09-29.
  3. ^ WGBH Public Television production (Producer). (2007) "The Unavoidable war" (WW-II, 1942 plus December 1941). URL accessed on 2007-09-29.
  4. ^ Bataan, Corregidor, and the Death March: In Retrospect. Retrieved on 2007-09-27.
  5. ^ http://www.marathonguide.com/features/Articles/2007RecapOverview.cfm
  6. ^ Official Bataan Memorial Death March Page
  7. ^ Bataan Memorial Death March Rules
  8. ^ Maywood Bataan Day Organization web page

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Books

  • Bilek, Anton (Tony) (2003). No Uncle Sam: The Forgotten of Bataan. Kent State University Press. ISBN 0873387686. 
  • Jackson, Charles; Bruce H. Norton (2003). I Am Alive!: A United States Marine's Story of Survival in a World war II Japanese POW Camp. Presidio Press. ISBN 0345449118. 
  • Mallonee, Richard C. (2003). Battle for Bataan : An Eyewitness Account. I Books. ISBN 0743474503. 
  • Templeton, Billy D. (2006). Manila Bay Sunset: The Long March Into Hell. River Road Press. ISBN 0978515803. 
  • Waldron, Ben; Emily Burneson (2006). Corregidor: From Paradise to Hell!. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 141202109X. 
  • Whitman, John W. (1990). Bataan: Our Last Ditch : The Bataan Campaign, 1942. Hippocrene Books. ISBN 0870528777. 
  • Young, Donald J. (1992). The Battle of Bataan: A History of the 90 Day Siege and Eventual Surrender of 75,000 Filipino and United States Troops to the Japanese in World War. McFarland & Company. ISBN 0899507573. 
  • Sides, Hampton (2001). Ghost Soldier. Anchor Books. ISBN 038549565X. 

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