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. There were no POWs left at the camp when it was retaken 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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ABS CBN News (blog)
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:27:31 -0700
And speaking of a further Bataan involvement, he had a younger brother who was with the Philippine Army/USAFFE in Bataan and survived that fateful march from Mariveles, Zambales to Camp O'Donnell, Tarlac in April of 1942. Alfred McMicking was still a ...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:11:15 -0700
Marchers in the 26th annual Bataan Memorial Death March travel a 26-mile trek that starts and ends at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The march is done to memorialize both, the fallen and the survivors, of the Bataan Death March which ...
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:11:15 -0700
The soldiers traveled more than 60 miles by foot and train car until they arrived at Camp O'Donnell, a prisoner of war camp. Weakened from fighting and diseases, nearly 10,000 American and Filipino soldiers died on the march. ---. "Nobody could make up ...
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:15:00 -0700
The Imperial Japanese Army on this day in 1942 forcibly transferred Filipino and American prisoners of war to Camp O'Donnell. The Bataan Death March - 65 miles - followed the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II when the ...
Coeur d'Alene Press
Coeur d'Alene Press
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 00:07:12 -0700
It would be 85 miles of torture to Camp O'Donnell and an unknown fate. Prisoners under armed guards with fixed bayonets were lined up in groups of 100 - four abreast and 25 deep - and force-marched north in the scorching tropical heat. "The men ...
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 23:00:00 -0700
In April 1942, Japanese captors marched about 78,000 prisoners of war – 12,000 Americans and 66,000 Filipinos – for six days on the Bataan Peninsula on the Philippine island of Luzon to a prisoner-of-war camp known as Camp O'Donnell. Many were ...
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:56:15 -0700
Domingo terminal in Capas, with the prisoners of war walking another 12 km to Camp O'Donnell where more died of starvation and diseases. Dr. Daniel Fausto Jr. came to honor his father and namesake who served in the 31st Infantry Division of the 31st ...
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:18:17 -0700
Skardon and the remaining soldiers were packed into boxcars and hauled like cattle another 35 miles to Camp O'Donnell, a former Philippine installation that the Japanese had turned into a POW camp. He was imprisoned in the same camp where he had ...
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