Camp O'Donnell

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Camp O'Donnell was a facility of the United States Air Force in Capas, Tarlac, The Philippines. Before the facility was transferred to the Air Force, it was first a Philippine Constabulary post then a United States Army facility.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II, Camp O'Donnell was the final stop of the Bataan Death March and was used as an interment camp for American and Filipino prisoners of war. About 2,200 Americans and 27,000 Filipinos died at Camp O'Donnell. [1] The former interment camp is the location for the Capas National Shrine [2] which was built and is maintained by the Philippine government as a memorial to the Filipino and American soldiers who died there.

When it was transferred to the Air Force, it became home to the 3d Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron, the Pacific Air Forces Electronic Warfare Range, and the Crow Valley Range Complex.

Camp O'Donnell is now a camp of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

References

  1. ^ O'Donnell Provost Marshall Report
  2. ^ Capas National Shrine page on the site of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office

See also

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