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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.

 

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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.

 

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The official naming on his Bronze Star

 

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Here is a close up of his POW Medical ID badge . I believe he wore it in Japan rather than the Philippines. It is hand made with Glass over the top of the design held in place by a piece of aluminum crimped over it. P-5130 is his Red Cross ID # . The # is documented by a POW postcard he sent to the Red Cross .

 

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Correspondance from Dr. Wilson requesting a " Certificate of Non-Combatant" status be issued to him by the Red Cross and sent to him in the POW camp. Notice the " P-5130 " ID number he references on the card . I have seen this exact same request made by other POW's at the same time who were medical personnel in the Philippines.

 

The card was mailed to the Red Cross , which in turn , sent his wife a copy of it.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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First POW mail he sent home in 1942 from Camp O'Donnell. You can read the location in the part that is crossed out.

 

 

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More POW mail from Capt Wilson. Camp # 1 was located at Cabanatuan ( Great Raid Camp ) . The postcard dated 2/18/42 was mailed from Bataan and would have been sent out via Submarine.

 

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Postcard sent to Dr. Wilson's wife by a POW who was liberated from Cabanatuan during the great raid concerning the Dr's status. The sender was Lt. Emmet L. Manson , who had served on the USS Canopus, a sub tender sunk in the Philippines , which had very distinguished and interesting service .

 

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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This thread is dedicated to the Men and Women of Bataan and Corregidor, including my Uncle Arthur E. Sorts of the 200th CA who was captured on Bataan and liberated in 1945 at Bilibid Prison.

 

There are not many of these heroes left.


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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That is quite a grouping Kurt :thumbsup: It is so difficult to find groupings like that to those extremely early famous battles. Congrats and thanks for posting.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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That is a super awesome grouping, Kurt. And true, there aren't very many heroic defenders left. Thanks for keeping their memory alive.


~Sean

WANTED: Philippine Department & Division patch variations, uniforms, & other items.
~In honor of Private Placido Conejos, 14th Engineer Regt. (Philippine Scouts). KIA on Bataan, 02/13/1942

My links: My P.I. "Mini-Museum" | Lolo's WWII Service | ASMIC Newsletter Editor (4653) | PSHS Nat. PRO & Webmaster




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This thread is dedicated to the Men and Women of Bataan and Corregidor, including my Uncle Arthur E. Sorts of the 200th CA who was captured on Bataan and liberated in 1945 at Bilibid Prison.

 

There are not many of these heroes left.

 

 

My dedication to First Sergeant Roland W. Towers, Battery A, 60th C.A. Regt. (deceased) Bataan Death March survivor and first class trumpet player. My music teacher many years ago!

 

 

The Wharfmaster

 

 

In Peace and War. US Merchant Marine.


In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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Truly amazing Kurt. Your posts never cease to amaze me with the high quality of items and such thorough and complete research. A true testament to those brave men!

 

Will


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Thought I would bring this one back up.

 

Kurt


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Very nice! I love seeing Bataan groupings and related pieces as my current battalion has a long history with the defense.

 

Drew


"Remember Bataan, Never Forget"

Actively looking for U.S. Army Run/Swim/Walk For Your Life patches.

 

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Great group Kurt, keep them coming!

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

The Wharfmaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippine Liberation courtesy of the First Cavalry Division. The First Team. First in Manila, first in Tokyo.

We Remember.


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BTT in memory of the 71st Anniversary of the attack of the Philippines.


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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A nice grouping,

 

Thanks for remembering the guys (and nurses) in the Philippines in 1941-1942, sometimes they get overshadowed in history books.

 

RC


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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Just found this article

 

 

 

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Great Collection !!!! Nice find----Blue Skies Mark


In Memory of Air Corps Technical Sergeant Carl F. Durfee. He died of wounds on 30 December 1944 while serving in the South Pacific. You are not forgotten.

ASMIC member

American Legion member

US Air Force & Air National Guard TAC - MAC

JOHN N. DANIELS ---152nd COMPANY C New York State Infantry--- captured 1864 survivor of Andersonville ---- Great-Great-Great Uncle

Captain Robert L. Hosler, 522nd Fighter/Bomber Sq. 12th Army Air Corp. World War Two P47 Pilot - 1 DFC- 5 Air Medal & 0ne Purple Heart---Uncle

1st Sgt Ann Barry, US Army Air Corp WAC World War Two --ETO --- Aunt

Sgt Willam M. Barry, USMC----Pacific World War Two--Father





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Back to the top in memory of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942.

 

Kurt


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Back to the top in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan.

 

 

Kurt


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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BTT


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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A really great grouping. Thanks for sharing!

Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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In memory of the Fall of Bataan 76 years ago today.


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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In memory of the Fall of Bataan 77 years ago today.


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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