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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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 01:00:00 -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.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:08:15 -0800
Lt. Lee endured and survived the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, the forced march to Camp O'Donnell (infamous Bataan Death March), and three years of hellish captivity as a POW in Cabanatuan under the heavy-handed sword of the Imperial Japanese 14th ...
Manila Standard Today
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:18:45 -0800
He will act as the military's chief investigator sorting out complaints involving officers and enlisted men. De Leon, also former chief of the AFP Training and Doctrine Command at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac, is “mistah” (classmate) of AFP chief Gen.
Mississippi Press (blog)
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -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.
The Spokesman Review
The Spokesman Review
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:02:46 -0800
“We lost more people at Camp O'Donnell … than by far we had in the march itself,” Kirchhoff said. “And the reason for that was we were so debilitated, our health was down, our resistance was gone, and so anything that came along, whatever bug was ...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:00:00 -0800
If so, did he survive the hell of Camp O'Donnell, where up to 400 prisoners from Bataan were dying daily? I lost hope of ever seeing him again. Then, through the prisoner-of-war grapevine, I learned that Skinner was at Camp 1, only some six miles from ...
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:56:15 -0800
“Within a few days, the battalion was split up and Company A was assigned the task of building a new airfield at Camp O'Donnell on a jungle plateau located approximately 20 miles north of Clark Field. All of the 803rd's companies were busy building ...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:08:06 -0700
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino peacekeeping soldiers who will ne coming back home from Ebola-hit Liberia will be quarantined at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Wednesday. They will be ...
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