Camp O'Donnell was a facility of the United States Air Force in Capas, Tarlac, the Philippines. Before the facility was transferred to the US Air Force, it was originally a Philippine Army post and later a United States Army facility. Camp O'Donnell is now a camp of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
During the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines in World War II, Camp O'Donnell was the final stop of the Bataan Death March and was used as an internment camp for Filipino and American prisoners of war. Around 20,000 Filipinos and 1,600 Americans died at Camp O'Donnell. It was liberated by the US Army and Philippine Commonwealth Army on 30 January 1945.
When it was transferred to the US Air Force, it became home to the 3rd Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron, the Pacific Air Forces Electronic Warfare Range, and the Crow Valley Range Complex. Operating Location Delta (OL-D) of the 1961st Communications Group was also located at Camp O'Donnell. OL-D provided communications support to Camp O'Donnell, the Crow Valley Range Complex, worldwide high-frequency military transmitters and microwave relay support Voice of America broadcasts out of the Philippines.
The former internment camp is the location for the Capas National Shrine which was built and is maintained by the Philippine government as a memorial to the Filipino and American soldiers who died there. A huge obelisk now stands as a grave marker on the original site of the camp, which charges an entrance fee of less than Ph₱20 per head.
Coordinates: 15°22′33″N 120°30′43″E / 15.3759°N 120.5119°E
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:26:15 -0800
Steele went on to suffer for two and a half years at Camp O'Donnell and was later transferred to Japan for the remainder of the war. Steele often drew while in the camp to pass the time and keep from losing his mind and after suffering a grueling 3½ ...
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 02:32:39 -0800
Terror in 1944: American prisoners of war held by the Japanese at Bataan. Here they are herded together prior to continuing the march of death, during which 67,000 prisoners died. These prisoners were interned at Camp O'Donnell from which they were ...
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:18:58 -0800
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:44:10 -0800
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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:36:37 -0800
The 60 mile march resulted in the death of more than 10,000 prisoners of war, before they reached their final destination at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tariac. It was later determined by an Allied Military Commission, that the march was a Japanese War Crime.
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:13:40 -0800
Then he survived his first imprisonment at Camp O'Donnell, where each day between 75 and 150 men died from starvation, dehydration, disease and beatings by the Japanese guards. Later he was held in the Cabanatuan concentration camp in May, 1944.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:06:48 -0800
Exactly 20 years later, I passed the spot for the beginning of the Bataan Death March, with its overturned guard towers, on my way for a two-week stint of temporary duty at Camp O'Donnell, where I felt an evil presence one day in my room before supper.
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