Advertisement

 Charlie Robert Quinn

Advertisement

Charlie Robert Quinn

Birth
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
8 Nov 1998 (aged 79)
Crescent City, Del Norte County, California, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
145530347 View Source

Charlie Quinn was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal duty as a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He remained in the camp until liberated by U.S. Army Rangers on January 30, 1945, in what is now known as "The Great Raid."
After being liberated, he returned to Harrodsburg. He was approached by RKO Pictures to tour with John Wayne and Anthony Quinn for the movie "Back to Bataan." When he finished, he moved to Salinas, California. Ironically, C Company, 194th Tank Battalion, which also fought on Bataan, was originally a California National Guard Tank Company from Salinas.

Charlie Quinn was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal duty as a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He remained in the camp until liberated by U.S. Army Rangers on January 30, 1945, in what is now known as "The Great Raid."
After being liberated, he returned to Harrodsburg. He was approached by RKO Pictures to tour with John Wayne and Anthony Quinn for the movie "Back to Bataan." When he finished, he moved to Salinas, California. Ironically, C Company, 194th Tank Battalion, which also fought on Bataan, was originally a California National Guard Tank Company from Salinas.

Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement