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Captain John Wheeler leading the Machine Gun Troop of the 26th Cavalry Regiment(PS)(Horse) just prior to the Japanese invasion. From the cover of the March/April, 1943 issue of The Cavalary Journal.

Captain John Wheeler leading the Machine Gun Troop of the 26th Cavalry Regiment(PS)(Horse) just prior to the Japanese invasion. From the cover of the March/April, 1943 issue of The Cavalary Journal.

An American soldier stands tense in his foxhole on Bataan peninsula, in the Philippines, waiting to hurl a flaming bottle bomb at an oncoming Japanese tank, in April of 1942. (AP Photo)

An American soldier stands tense in his foxhole on Bataan peninsula, in the Philippines, waiting to hurl a flaming bottle bomb at an oncoming Japanese tank, in April of 1942. (AP Photo)

AMERICAN SOLDIERS WITH CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAGS | Japanese soldiers in the Philippines

AMERICAN SOLDIERS WITH CAPTURED JAPANESE FLAGS | Japanese soldiers in the Philippines

American POWs sit outside one of the barracks at Cabanatuan.

American POWs sit outside one of the barracks at Cabanatuan.

US-Japan Dialogue on POWs

US-Japan Dialogue on POWs

In this picture taken at Zensuji Prisoner Camp in Japan, 2nd Lt. Ben Morin, B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion, is the first POW on the left.  The other POWs in the picture, from left to right, are Capt. Kenneth L. Boggs, Capt. Joseph D. Kwiatkowski, 1st Lt. Augustine S. Apra, 1st. Lt. Alvin O. Oyen, and 1st Lt. Ralph O. Hill

In this picture taken at Zensuji Prisoner Camp in Japan, 2nd Lt. Ben Morin, B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion, is the first POW on the left. The other POWs in the picture, from left to right, are Capt. Kenneth L. Boggs, Capt. Joseph D. Kwiatkowski, 1st Lt. Augustine S. Apra, 1st. Lt. Alvin O. Oyen, and 1st Lt. Ralph O. Hill

Col Howard decorates PFC Charles R. Geer and Pvt Alexander Katchuck with Silver Star Medals for their heroism during the first bombing of Corregidor

Col Howard decorates PFC Charles R. Geer and Pvt Alexander Katchuck with Silver Star Medals for their heroism during the first bombing of Corregidor

Roadblock near Mauban Line

Roadblock near Mauban Line

Sulphur Springs, Philippines. 1942. American civilians prior to being sent to Santo Tomas.

Sulphur Springs, Philippines. 1942. American civilians prior to being sent to Santo Tomas.

Filipino Infantry Regiment in the US Army 1943 - YouTube

Filipino Infantry Regiment in the US Army 1943 - YouTube

The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of approximately 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the four-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during WWII

The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of approximately 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war after the four-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during WWII

American soldiers coming ashore under fire, D-Day, 1944.

American soldiers coming ashore under fire, D-Day, 1944.

Japanese war crimes - #slavery #forcedlabor #murder

Japanese war crimes - #slavery #forcedlabor #murder

A Quiet Morning at the Luneta.    1900 /1930

A Quiet Morning at the Luneta. 1900 /1930

Futatabi POW Camp

Futatabi POW Camp