Atchison, Ernest D, Cpl

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1941-1942, 521, K Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
Service Years
1939 - 1942



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
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Snyder, OK

Casualty Date
Dec 01, 1942
Hostile, Died
Illness, Disease
Not Specified
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section Q Site 299

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USMC (United States Marine Corps)3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4), 4th Marine Regiment
  1940-1941, 1st AntiAircraft Artillery Bn
  1941-1942, 521, K Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (3/4)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
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Last Known Activity
He was stationed in Cavite, PI as a member of the First Separate Marine Battalion in Battery B, an anti-aircraft battery. In Oct. 1941 Admiral Hart CnC Asiatic fleet, ordered the Marines to set up AA batteries at selected points around the Navy yard in case of attack. Battery B set up their guns about one mile west of the Navy yard near a small barrio named Caradad. When the Japanese bombed the Navy yard these guns (Battery B) were destroyed. The men then rejoined the Marines at the barracks to be evacuated to Marivales where they were incorporated into the Fourth Regiment as K Company of Marines and assigned to beach defense at Corregidor. Ernest was captured May 6, 1942 when Corregidor fell to the Japanese. Ernest Atchison, of Snyder, Oklahoma died in a Japanese prison camp in Mukden, Manchuria, Dec. 1942. He was in U S Marines, stationed at Cavite Navy Yard in Manila, Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. He was captured on Corregidor, taken to Cabanatuan POW camp on Bataan. After surviving the odeal in that camp, he was taken on one of the 'hell ships' to be a slave laborer at Mukden (also called Hoten). He survived less than a month after arriving in Mukden.
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