Is There a List of Bataan Survivors?


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As of 2015, there is no comprehensive list of survivors of the Bataan Death March. The lack of a comprehensive list likely stems from the fact that many escaped during the march and were never accounted for.

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The Bataan Death March took place after almost 75,000 Filipino and American troops became prisoners of war upon suffering a defeat to the Japanese on the Bataan Peninsula during World War II. The Japanese forced the prisoners to make a grueling 65-mile march to prison camps in high temperatures with very little food and water. Some prisoners managed to escape by blending in with locals, but thousands died before reaching camp.

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