POW_Life_1

 

The Geneva Convention was an agreement among the nations of the world directing countries in the proper treatment of Prisoners of War.

Japan never ratified this agreement.


 

Japanese soldiers lower the American flag on May 6, 1942 after the fall of Corregidor.

 

Japanese soldiers removing American flag from Corregidor flag pole.



One of the few photos of Camp O'Donnell known to exist.


 


Photo of Camp O'Donnell taken by an American photographer.



POWs receiving their rations.



This photo shows the POWs at Camp O'Donnell receiving their rations. The food was given in meager portions. Note the Japanese guard walking among the prisoners.  The POW directly behind the guard, and walking in the same direction as the guard, is Jim Bashleben of B Company.

Courtesy of the Lewis Brittan Family

 

American POWs sit outside one of the barracks at Cabanatuan.  The camp opened to lower the rate of death among the POWs. 

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 

Another picture of American POWs sitting outside of their barracks at Cabanatuan.

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 



The two previously photos, which often appeared in magazines,  were actually one photo as shown here.




POWs lying under a barrack at Camp O'Donnell to get out of the sun.




Since there were not enough barracks for the POWs to live in, many of the POWs were housed in tents.



Burial Detail at Camp O'Donnell.

 

Burial Detail at Camp O'Donnell.  This photo is often misidentified as POWs carrying the sick on the Death March.

 

Photo of main Camp O'Donnell Cemetery taken after the war.

 



Two members of the Remains Recovery Team look at three POW graves in the Camp O'Donnell Cemetery





Officers' graves at Camp O'Donnell




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