Tec5 Henry Noska

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Tec5 Henry Noska

  • Birth 18 Apr 1917 Todd County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 15 Aug 1942 Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Memorial ID 56779961

Henry Noska was a member A Company, 194th 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.
He took part in the death march from Mariveles to Capas. There, 100 POWs were packed into small wooden boxcars that could hold 40 men or 8 horses. At San Fernando, the living left the boxcars and those who had died fell to the floor. The POWs walked the final miles to Camp O’Donnell.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He became ill at Cabanatuan, died of disease, and was buried in a mass grave at the camp. After the war, his remains were identified, and he was reburied at the new American Military Cemetery at Manila.


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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Minnesota.

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56779961
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tec5 Henry Noska (18 Apr 1917–15 Aug 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56779961, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .