Bianchi, Willibald Charles, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 1542, 45th Infantry Regiment (PS) , Philippine Division
Service Years
1940 - 1945


First Lieutenant

Five Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
New Ulm, Minnesota
Last Address
Bagac, Philippines

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1945
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section MA, Grave 39

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 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor RecipientsThe National Purple Heart Hall of HonorWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1942, Medal of Honor Recipients [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1942, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1942, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
April / 1942

The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines during World War II. The capture of the Philippine Islands was crucial to Japan's effort to control the Southwest Pacific, seize the resource-rich Dutch East Indies, and protect its Southeast Asia flank. It was the largest surrender in American and Filipino military history, and was the largest United States surrender since the Civil War's Battle of Harper's Ferry. Ultimately, more than 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American prisoners of war were forced into the infamous Bataan Death March.

After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled a promise to return to overseeing the The Campaign for the Liberation of the Philippines. As part of the campaign, the Battle for the Recapture of Bataan (31 January to 21 February 1945) by US Forces and Philippine guerillas avenged the surrender of the defunct United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) to invading Japanese forces.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1942
To Month/Year
April / 1942
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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  46 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baldonado, Regalado, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Bollich, James, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Brown, Albert, 1LT, (1937-1945)
  • Haskell, Willard Lincoln, S/Sgt, (1938-1946)
  • McLin, Lannie, Sgt, (1940-1943)
  • Peterson, Robert E., S/Sgt, (1936-1945)
  • TWS, Historian, (1941-1943)
  • Urbina, Dioscoro
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