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 Frank David Busby

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Frank David Busby

Birth
McComb, Pike County, Mississippi, USA
Death
17 Aug 1972 (aged 51)
Jayess, Lawrence County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Pricedale, Pike County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID
25249890 View Source

Frank Busby married Letha Little on December 5, 1945. He was the father of one daughter and four sons. During World War II, he was a member of the 17th Ordnance Company. His unit’s job was to service the tanks of the Provisional Tank Group.
He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and lived through the Japanese attack on Clark Airfield. For four months, his battalion fought to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines.
On April 9, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He took part in the death march from Bataan. At San Fernando, the POWs were packed into small wooden boxcars used to haul sugarcane. Each car could hold 40 men. The Japanese packed 100 POWs into each car. At Caps, the living climbed out of the cars. Those POWs who had died during the trip fell to the floor as the living left the cars. The POW walked the last ten miles to Camp O’Donnell.
As a POW he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan. He was sent to Japan on a transport and held at Nagoya #5-B. He remained in a POW camp until liberated.

Frank Busby married Letha Little on December 5, 1945. He was the father of one daughter and four sons. During World War II, he was a member of the 17th Ordnance Company. His unit’s job was to service the tanks of the Provisional Tank Group.
He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and lived through the Japanese attack on Clark Airfield. For four months, his battalion fought to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines.
On April 9, 1942, he became a Prisoner of War when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He took part in the death march from Bataan. At San Fernando, the POWs were packed into small wooden boxcars used to haul sugarcane. Each car could hold 40 men. The Japanese packed 100 POWs into each car. At Caps, the living climbed out of the cars. Those POWs who had died during the trip fell to the floor as the living left the cars. The POW walked the last ten miles to Camp O’Donnell.
As a POW he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan. He was sent to Japan on a transport and held at Nagoya #5-B. He remained in a POW camp until liberated.


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