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American soldiers resting during the Bataan death march, May 1942, photo 1 of 3

Caption   American soldiers resting during the Bataan death march, May 1942, photo 1 of 3 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   127-GR-111-114539
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Invasion of the Philippine Islands   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 20 May 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 18 Jul 2007
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the US National Archives, as of 21 Jul 2010:
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Jack Tyler says:
25 May 2009 04:37:22 PM

Sir, Re:25 photo of the invasion of the Philippines-Bataan Death Marth - 3 Mis labels. Major General Edward P. King commander of the Bataan Defense Force surrendered on April 9th and I Corps Commander Brig. General Albert Jones surrendered on the morning of April 11. The photo caption described as Americans resting on the Death March - May 1942. Is in error. They may have been troops on Corregidor which surrendered on May 6th -- but the Death March was long over by then. The Corregidor men were taken by rail to a different camp. Also, the photo of a line Americans on their backs seems to be in error in describing them as dead Americans - close examination shows they are resting with their feet elevated on top of their socks placed on top their shoes. some have a wet(?) cloth on their forhead and a medic with a red cross armband is standing over them. Finally the label of the photo showing Filipinos carrying improvised litters has been described as being in error. Rather than carrying sick/wounded men on the death march it is a picture of a Filipine burial detail at Camp O'Donnel after the conclusion of the Death March --- The web site of the Battling Bastards of Bataan - a veterans organization has cited the mis-description of the last photo.

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