Blair, James H., Jr., Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 745, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
Service Years
1940 - 1942

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Home State
Montana
Montana
Year of Birth
1913
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Forsythe
Last Address
Forsyth, Montana

Casualty Date
May 23, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
D, Row 5, Grave 246

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Battling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan



Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
The Bataan Death March (Filipino: Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan), which began on April 9, 1942, was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach their destination at Camp O'Donnell. The reported death tolls vary, especially amongst Filipino POWs, because historians cannot determine how many prisoners blended in with the civilian population and escaped. The march went from Mariveles, Bataan, to San Fernando, Pampanga. From San Fernando, survivors were loaded to a box train and were brought to Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.

The 128 km (80 mi) march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon prisoners and civilians alike by the Japanese Army. It was later judged by an Allied military commission to be a Japanese war crime.
   
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From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Oct 18, 2008
   
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  217 Also There at This Battle:
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
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