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NEW BATAAN CLUB

 

A new group has recently been formed under the title, Detroit Bataan Club, according to information from Domenic Ferrari, 12525 Waltham Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, who is acting secretary of the organization. Congratulations and best wishes for success is extended by the National Bulletin.

 

BRO “Bulletin,” Vol. IV, No. 1-2-3, May-June-July, 1946.

Jack Finley

1921 - 2002

 

Jack Finley was the son of Jesse Finley who, when he arrived at Camp O'Donnell, stood watch at the gate until the last prisoner came through watching for Jack. Jack had escaped the Death March and taken refuge with Guerrillas. Eventually his luck ran out and he was captured. At Cabanatuan, 18 months after the surrender, Jesse learned his son was alive and being held at Bilibid in Manila.

 

See notes for J.B. Heard

 

“I guess from now on our communication will be through daily prayers for peace and the welfare of our men.”

 

— Letter from Jack Fleming to his wife dated Feb. 14, 1942

 

See: 3 Jacks & A Joker

 

Prisoner of the Japs

 

JAN. 11, 1943 — Cpl. Pinex Fletcher, well known Pecos Valley resident who was with the 200th Coast Artillery in its heroic defense of the Philippines, has been reported a prisoner of the Japanese in a telegram received by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Fletcher of Dexter, from the War Department. Before entering service on April 2nd, 1941, he officiated in many basketball games in Roswell and other valley communities. He was formerly a basketball player at Hagerman High.

 

Roswell Daily Record

 

 

A survivor of the Bataan Death March, Mr. Fletcher was liberated from Hoten POW Camp in Mukden, Manchuria. After 3-1/2 years as a POW, he arrived in Seattle on October 28, 1945 on board the M.S.S. Klipfontein. Mr. Fletcher died October 16, 1989.

 

Former POWs on M.S.S. Klipfontein, Seattle, 1945.

 

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle [PI28313].

Tommy Foy

 

“I saw some of the most atrocious acts committed by a human being on another one . . . for many many years I didn’t even tell my family . . . I shall never forget . . . what they did to a number of my best friends that were left over in the Philippines; that died over there; that had great futures if they were allowed to return home.”

 

— Thomas P. Foy, Jr.

fmr. State Rep., Grant County

H & F Btry.(s) 200th CA(AA)

 

 

“In Their Own Words” by Jim Terr for Blue Canyon Productions — A remarkable video that captures the human experience of World War II.

 

Copies of this video were distributed to ALL New Mexico public libraries, junior high, and high school libraries.

Frank Franchini

 

Just liberated from the prisoner of war camp at Cabanatuan, Franchini's happiness is evident.

 

Three Albuquerque Heroes

THE NAMES PROJECT
A B C D
E F G H
IJ K L M
N O P Q
R S T UV
W YZ    

NAME

W = West Side of Park

E = East Side of Park

UNIT & BATTERY

 

EXAMPLE:

Alvin Fails was attached to A Battery, 515th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft). The column bearing the names of the men of A Battery, 515th CA(AA) is located on the East side of Bataan Memorial Park.

 

An (*) designates those men known to have died overseas.

 

ARE YOU SEEING THE PICTURES & STORIES ON THE RIGHT? FOLLOWING THE LINKS WITHIN THE LIST OF NAMES?

  Fails Alvin H. E-515A
* Fajardo Jose D. E-515C
  Farley John W. (Jr.) W-Officer
  Farmer Glen   E-515F
  Fay Burnise L. E-515H
* Ferguson William G. L. (Jr.) W-200Hq1Bn
  Ferrari Domenico   W-200A
* Ferrell John P. W-200E
* Fevurly Lester E. W-200F
* Field Albert K. (Sr.) W-Officer
* Fierro Miguel S. E-515D
* Fincke Herbert C. W-200H
  Finley Jack L. E-515B
  Finley Jesse L. E-515RegHq
* Fleming Claude   W-200B
* Fleming John W. W-200B
  Fleming Leslie G. W-200A
  Fletcher Pinex   W-200H
* Flohrs Duane H. W-200RegHq
  Flores Ruben   E-515D
* Flowers John R. E-515A
  Fogerson Jack D. E-515H
  Ford Virgle L. W-200RegHq
  Forni Frank A. W-Officer
  Foster Carl C. W-200F
  Foster Henry B. W-200A
* Foster Lee A. W-200A
* Fought Leon Z. W-200E
* Fowler Dwight H. (Jr.) W-200H
  Foy Thomas P. (Jr.) W-Officer
* Fragua Pablo   W-200D
* Frame Kenneth C. W-200A
  Franchini Frank J. W-Band
  Francis J. B. W-200Hq1Bn
  Franco Lorenzo M. W-200A
* Franco Porfirio C. (Jr.) W-200G
* Franklin Benjamin (Jr.) W-200B
* Franklin David H. E-515D
  Fredieu Louis   W-200A
* Frere Richard E. E-200E
* Fuentes Bruno G. W-200G
  Fuentes John M. E-515H
* Fugate Henry C. W-200F
* Fulton Leonard P. (Jr.) W-200A
* Funk Virgil F. E-515B