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 Memorial C Company 192nd Tank Battalion

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Memorial C Company 192nd Tank Battalion

  • Birth 25 Nov 1940 Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1942 Bataan Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
  • Burial Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 64019599

Memorial to honor the members of Hq Company and C Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. These Ohio National Guardsmen were called to federal service in late 1940. The company's ranks were filled out with men drafted into the Army from Ohio.
In the late fall of 1941, the 192nd was sent to the Philippine Islands. Company C lived through the Japanese attack on Clark Airfield. In January 1942, platoons of C Company destroyed platoons of Japanese tanks and infantry at Baliuag. This was the second tank battle of WWII, involving American tanks, but the first victory.
After fighting for four months against the Japanese, the American and Filipino forces surrendered to the Japanese on Arpil 9, 1942. The members of the company took part in what became known as the Bataan Death March. They were held in POW camps in the Philippines and later Japan and Manchuria. Others died on what became known as "hell ships" while being transported to Japan.

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Memorial 192nd Tank Battalion, A Company
Memorial Company B, 192nd Tank Battalion
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  • Created by: JimO
  • Added: 10 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64019599
  • Laura Virgil
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Memorial C Company 192nd Tank Battalion (25 Nov 1940–9 Apr 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64019599, citing Camp Perry Memorial, Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by JimO (contributor 46874118) .