This is an interesting group to a US Army Captain ( later Major ) who was a Doctor at Hospital # 1 on Bataan . Dr. Wilson graduated from Medical school in 1925 and volunteered for service in the Philippines in 1940 . He was assigned to Sternberg General Hospital in Manila. Once the war started he evacuated into Bataan. He was later captured on Bataan and was a POW at Camp O'Donnell, Cananatuan , and was later sent to Japan. He was transported first on the Hokusen Maru to the Shirakawa Camp on Taiwan then again transferred up to Japan on the Melbourne Maru.He was eventually rescued at Sendai camp # 3 at Hosokura.
For his Service in WWII he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. I do not have details of either award yet. The Bronze Star is officially hand engraved.
The thing that intrigued me the most was his hand made POW Medical badge ! It has his Red Cross Non-Combatants ID # on it.
Here is a photo of Dr. Wilson at Hospital # 1 on Bataan . The photo is from " I served on Bataan" by Juanita Redmond, an Army Nurse who made it to Australia.
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 05 September 2011 - 03:22 PM.