Cpl. John Koleczek

  

Born:  10 January 1915  Hometown - Cleveland, Ohio
Inducted:  U. S. Army - 25 Match 1941 Cleveland
Training:  Ft. Knox, Kentucky,     Camp Polk, Louisiana
Overseas Duty:    Philippine Islands      
   Engagements:     Battle of Luzon, Battle of Bataan
Prisoner of War:   9 April 1942  -  Death March.
POW Camps:  Philippine Islands: Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan
Japan: Fukuoka Camp #17 Slave Labor - coal mining
Hellship: Clyde Maru: Sailed from Manila 23 July 1943
              Arrived Moji, Japan 9 August 1943
              POW's taken by train to Omuta, Kyushu
Liberated: September 2, 1945
                   Died: 29 July 1987
       

 

        Credit: Jim Opolony Bataan Commemorative Research Project:  192nd & 194th Tank Battalion

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