Basil Jones Gilbert

Basil Jones Gilbert

(1911-1968), banker. Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, served in Bataan, P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.

April 9, 1942

Captured with General Blummel in command of remainder of 28th Material, 57th Inf., 31st Inf., 26 Cav. and mics. outfits. The Air Corps was under Lt. Col. Maverick and Lt. Col.

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April 22, 1942

Arrived at Camp O’Donnell – There was a shortage of food, 800 to 2000 men were arriving daily – Disease was rampant and water was

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April 26, 1942

I left with a detail of 150 men for Bataan – Went to Bogac and worked there for a few weeks – I returned to

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