Camp O" Donnell 

Camp O" Donnell Capas, Tarlac, Philippines

 

Death March Marker Kms. 107, Capas, Tarlac. .... Death March Marker Kms. 108, Capas, Tarlac.
Death March Marker Kms. 109, Capas, Tarlac. Death March Marker Kms. 110, Capas, Tarlac.
Death March Marker Kms. 111, Capas, Tarlac. The Camp O" Donnell.

Capas Prisoners of War

Memorial WWII Grave sites.

USAFFE Prisoners of war interned in this Capas POW Commanders into two Groups the Filipino 

Camp, were segregated by the Japanese Imperial Army POW and the American POW Group.

POW Group II POW Group III

Capas National Shrine

            The Capas National Shrine, created in memory of the “Infamous Death March” of the Filipino and American Soldiers held captive by the Japanese Occupation Forces WWII.

            It is located seven kilometers west of Capas. It was the final stage of the tragic death march and a concentration camp with an open field which served as the dumping grave site of Filipino and American soldiers who died with debilitating diseases. It has witnessed the endless sufferings of the sick and the neglected only to die, then dropped in mass with three and half feet depth and those who survived the darkest moments of their lives, they narrated with tears clouding their eyes, the traumatic experiences encountered during their detention, as they gasped with depression and sadness and said CAMP O” Donnell, that was.
In Memory of the Czehoslohak heroes fallen for the liberty of the Philippines. Americans named who died  of the Death March in Philippines.

The Cement Cross built by the americans Prisoners to the

 memory of their comrades who died before them.

The Cement Cross

In wishing to honor our comrades who died so far away from home the battling bastards of Bataan Death March commissioned the construction of this Replica of the “Cement Cross” in the hope that all those who may pass by to view this memorial will remember the many young Americans who gave their lives in defense of their country and of the Philippines.

            In June of 1942 the Japanese authorities at the American side of the Prisoner of war enclosure at Camp O” Donnell, two kilometers north of this site presented the prisoners with some Cement. The American Prisoners decided to build a Cement Cross to honor the memory of their dead comrades. Completed later that month. The cross remained hidden amidst tall grass until was discovered by returning American Forces in 1945. Left where it originally stood unknown to most and battered by the elements. The cross was again forgotten. Rediscovered by Bataan Veterans visiting the area in 1961. The cross became the historical symbol of the American Prisoner of war enclosure and its dead. When American military presence ended in the Philippines in 1992. The cross was brought to the National Historic Site Andersonville, Georgia, USA. Where it is now kept and displayed. This Replica stand as a reminder of America’s unprepared ness before the outbreak of World War II.

Battling Bastards of Bataan Death March. List of Americans prisoners.

Americans Prisoners

name and Officers.

Americans Prisoners name. Camp O" Donnell Park.
Photos of the Death March. Bataan Death March.

Bataan Death March from Mariveles

Bataan to Camp O" Donnell.

In San Fernando the POW’s where loaded on the trains bound for Capas, Tarlac, The Boxcars normally carried 50 persons, but the Japanese packed them up 100 to 115 Prisoners. At each stop, The Boxcars were open to give the Prisoners fresh Air. The POW’s got off the train at Capas and marched the final kilometer to Camp O” Donnell.

Prisoners experience during the trains ride. List of the Filipino Prisoners.
Outside of the monument. Bataan Death March Experience.
Capas Concentration Camp. Memory to the Prisoners who died here.
We are very glad that the Camp O" Donnell was taking care good. We are very amazed about those thousands of people who died on that Death March from the horrendous experience in the hand of the Japanese soldiers.

You will notice inside of the Camp that it is very clean and there is a guard outside making sure that every people who visit these place will respect it.

There is photos inside of the office next to the cement cross of the Death March and all about the history of it.

Let us be glad that this Death March and WW II is end, And let us be thankful to them for giving their lives to achieve the freedom we have now.

The monument on the other side.
Death March 

April 10, 1942

At this railroad station of Capas, The Filipino and American Prisoners of war who survived the horrendous trip from San Fernando, During which so many smothered to death in the densely crowded cars, were unloaded and forced although on the point of collapsed to march three kilometers to Camp O” Donnell, where they were concentrated.

Guns and other equipment from WW II.

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