Death March 4

 

POWs starting the march at Mariveles.

National Archives

 

To protect themselves from the sun, the POWs wore their World War I helmets.  The helmets had a bolt at the top.  Japanese riding by on trucks would hit the top of the helmets with their rifles to drive the bolt into the POWs heads.

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 

POWs on the death march.

Courtesy of the Bensing Family

 



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