Edward P. King

Edward P. King

(July 4, 1884 – August 31, 1958), Major General, U.S.A. Head of artillery at the outbreak of the war, made commander of USAFFE (later USFIP) troops in Bataan, March 11, 1942. Was held as P.O.W. for three and a half years.

9 Apr. 1942

Surrendered at Lamao. Kept at Balanga all afternoon where I was questioned. Taken to Orani where I was imprisoned in mortuary. Dinner with Col. Takasaki.

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12 Apr. 1942

Taken with Maj. Gen. A.M. Jones in motor car to Camp O’Donnell where I found Funk, Collier & many others.

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10 May 1942

Removed to Prison Camp at Tarlac with general officers & colonels. Separated from Cothran & Tisdelle.

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5 June 1942

Bide & Halstead arrive from O’Donnell with news of transfer of American prisoners from that place to Cabanatuan, including Cothran & Tisdelle.

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9 June 1942

Wainwright & party arrived Tarlac. Meat issued for first time, the two issues at O’Donnell having been negligible.

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