- Bataan Death March
(April 1942) Forced march of 70,000 U.S. and Filipino prisoners of war (World War II) captured by the Japanese in the Philippines.From the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, the starving and ill-treated prisoners were force-marched 63 mi (101 km) to a prison camp. Only 54,000 prisoners lived to reach the camp; up to 10,000 died on the way and others escaped in the jungle. In 1946 the Japanese commander of the march was convicted by a U.S. military commission and executed.
* * *forced march of 90,000 to 100,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in the early stages of World War II. Starting out from Mariveles, on the southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, on April 9, 1942, they were force-marched 55 miles (88 km) to San Fernando, then taken by rail to Capas, from where they walked the final 8 miles (13 km) to Camp O'Donnell. They were starved and mistreated, often kicked or beaten on their way, and many who fell were bayoneted. Only 54,000 reached the camp; 7,000–10,000 died on the way and the rest escaped to the jungle.After the war, the Japanese commander of the invasion forces in the Philippines, Lieutenant General Homma Masaharu, was charged with responsibility for the death march and was tried by a U.S. military commission in Manila in January–February 1946. Convicted, he was executed on April 3.
* * *
Look at other dictionaries:
Bataan Death March — 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 … Wikipedia
Bataan Death March — 65 mile march by American and Filipino prisoners of Japanese troops in 1942 (World War II) … Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games
Memorials to Bataan Death March victims — Plaque in Maywood, Illinois Across the United States, and in the Philippines there exist dozens of memorials, such as monuments, plaques and schools, dedicated to the U.S. and Filipino prisoners who died during the Bataan Death March. There is… … Wikipedia
Death march — For other uses, see Death march (disambiguation). A death march is a forced march of prisoners of war or other captives or deportees. Those marching must walk over long distances for an extremely long period of time and are not supplied with food … Wikipedia
Bataan (disambiguation) — Bataan often refers to a province of the Philippines. Other meanings, all of which were named after the province are:* Bataan Peninsula the landmass on which Bataan province lies * Battle of Bataan during 1942 in the Pacific War of World War II.… … Wikipedia
Bataan — Infobox Philippine province name = Bataan sealfile = Ph seal bataan.png region = Central Luzon (Region III) capital = Balanga City founded = 1754 pop2000 = 557,659 pop2000rank = 46th largest popden2000 = 406 popden2000rank = 12th highest areakm2 … Wikipedia
Bataan (film) — Infobox Film name = Bataan caption = Original Promotional Poster director = Tay Garnett producer = Irving Starr writer = Robert Hardy Andrews distributor = Metro Goldwyn Mayer; United States Office of War Information starring = Robert Taylor… … Wikipedia
Bataan Peninsula — The Bataan Peninsula is a rocky extension of the Zambales Mountains, on Luzon in the Philippines. It separates the Manila Bay from the South China Sea. The peninsula features Mount Natib (1,253 m) in the north and the Mariveles Mountains in the… … Wikipedia
Bataan Peninsula — ▪ peninsula, Philippines peninsula in central Luzon, Philippines, sheltering Manila Bay (east) from the South China Sea. It is about 30 miles (50 km) long and 15 miles (25 km) wide. Corregidor Island lies just off its southern tip at the… … Universalium
Bataan 1 and Bataan 2 — Baatan 1 and Baatan 2 were two demilitarized Japanese Mitsubishi G4M Betty bomber/transport aircraft that carried the first surrender delegations from Japan to Ie Shima as part of the surrender of Japan in World War II. The two planes,… … Wikipedia