Cabanatuan POW Camp,
Philippines


Main Camp List

Cabanatuan POW Camp
Location:
Timeline:

Adjutant General Report:
Results of investigation (post war) with detailed report of camp staff and food supplies.

Bataan Missing- dedicated to the thousands of American servicemen who were imprisoned and died of starvation, disease and mistreatment on the Bataan Death March and in Japanese prison camps in the Philippines.

POW Camp Burial Rosters - includes the unknowns

Archival Research memo describing the POW recovery process

Typical Cabanatuan Death Roster - 19 Nov 1942

Typical Army Identification Board Proceedings

Identification of Unknowns at Cabanatuan POW Camp and Gapan Municipal Cemetery (PDF) - a July 31, 1948 document typical of identifying the dead in the Philippines


Japanese Staff:
Trial Review of Yoshio Tsuneyoshi (PDF), first camp commander at Cabanatuan (to May 1942)
Trial Review of Shigeji Mori (PDF), camp commander at Cabanatuan (from May 1942)
NOTE: Many names of POW's listed in these reviews.
Labor:
Mutiple details for specialized labor sent to Batann, Batangas, Las Pinas, Camp Murphy, Davao, etc. A large group was regularly used to farm rice and vegetables

Rosters:
Rescue Roster (The Ghost Soldiers); 21 Filipino soldiers and 2 Americans died in the rescue. A POW died shortly after rescue.
Cabanatuan Burial Roster (external link) - On-going research by John Eakin
Completed Bilibid Roster - huge database with data on other PI camps. Over 12,500 American military names, 282 British Military, 54 Dutch Military and 309 civilians. Names of over 13,100 POW's who were processed through Bilibid.
Death records (RG 407 Box 175)
Folder 1: Death Reports & Graves Registration - Bilibid Hospital, Cabanatuan POW Camp #s 1 & 3, O'Donnell, April 22, 1942 to November 22, 1942. "Death reports of American POWs, death rolls, cemetery records & cemetery maps showing grave locations. Folder has suffered considerable water damage."
Folder 2: Death Reports & Graves Registration, December 3, 1941 to August, 1945. Various Manila cemeteries, Bilibid Hospital, Cabanatuan POW Camp # 3 & Bilibid Prison - Only U.S. POWs. (Only cover photographed.)
Folder 3: "Bilibid Prison, Manila Cemetery # 2. Del Norte disinterment records." Mostly American POWs. Two Allied POWs, including 1 Dutch POW (page 1 - see death certificate in Folder 8). (Only cover photographed.)
Folder 4: Cabanatuan POW Camp Hospital - Strength reports showing names of those deceased. March 15 to June 15, 1943. (Only cover photographed.)
Folder 5: "List of U.S. POWs that died in Bilibid Prison - 1942. From the diary of CPHM R. W. Kentner." Includes American & Filipino POWs, military personnel & civilians.
Folder 6: "Reinterment Bilibid Prison. Bilibid Prison Manila Cemetery # 2." List of American, British & Filipino reinterments.
Folder 7: "Lists of Deaths and Burials - Bilibid. Source: Chaplain Perry O. Wilcox." American, Filipino & Canadian (1) POWs, military personnel & civilians. Dutch POWs referenced on pages 17 & 25. (Contains many duplicates.)
Folder 8: "Original Death Certificates - Bilibid. Includes Pasay. Thick folder with lots of medical details." Miitary personnel & civilians - Mostly American POWs, but also German (?), British & Dutch (pages 22-23A, 33-34A). (Only a few American death certificates photographed. All non-American death certificates photographed.)
Folder 9: Vol. I Death reports compiled and maintained at Cabanatuan POW Camp. Thick folder of hand-written reports. (Only cover photographed.)
Folder 10: Vol. II Death reports compiled and maintained at Cabanatuan POW Camp. Thick folder of hand-written reports. (Only cover photographed.)

Affidavits:
Dr Jack L Schwartz- head of surgical service, Hospital #2 on Bataan. Excellent coverage of his story to final rescue at Mukden. He survived the Oryoku Maru saga.