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SSgt John E Ball
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1914
Stuart
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1942, Philippines

Illinois National Guardsman called to federal service as a member of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. Ball trained at Ft. Knox, Kentucky before taking part in maneuvers in Louisiana in the fall of 1941. He was arrived to the Philippine Islands in November 1941 and lived through the Japanese attack on Clark Airfield. He served in the Philippine Islands during the first battles of World War II involving American tanks. Ball became a Prisoner of War when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese on April 9, 1942. He took part in the death march and was held as a POW at Camp O'Donnell. He was transferred to Cabanatuan POW Camp when it opened. S/Sgt. John E. Ball died of malaria while a POW at Cabanatuan.

For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project



 
 
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
 
Maintained by: JimO
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56769558
SSgt John E Ball
Added by: JimO
 
SSgt John E Ball
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SSgt John E Ball
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