Bataan Death March

POW stories of Bataan Death March WW2

Glen D. Frazier Former POW of the Bataan Death March

Frazier was captured by the Japanese on April 9th, 1942. He spent more than 1300 days in captivity including the Bataan Death March. Captives were forced to march days and nights for a week with no food and only dirty water to drink. He thought he wasn't going to live because thousands had already died so he threw his dog tags into a mass grave so his family would have closure and he wouldn't go as MIA. He was finally liberated at the end of the war, more than 30 years later. "I came back with a ton of hate I had carried for more than 30-35 years, and ruined the lives of people around me. All I wanted to do was go back and slaughter more." Said Frazier off of the article 'POW/MIA Service of Remembrance features Bataan Death March survivor.'

What was the Bataan Death March?

The Bataan Death March was a 70-mile forced march of American and Filipino prisoners of war by Japanese forces during World War II. It began on April 9th, 1942. All told, approximately 2,500-10,00 Filipino and 100-650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach their destination at camp O'Donnell. The march went from Mariveles, Bataan, to San Fernando, Pampanga. From San Fernando, survivors were loaded to a box train and they were brought to Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.
HD Stock Footage WWII Bataan Death March | MacArthur Philippines 1945 Screen Magazine #58 Reel 1