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The Japanese held 36,260 US military personnel in POW camps; 12,951 (35.7%) died.

After the end of the Philippines Campaign some 78000 military and 26000 civilians, American and Filipino, were taken. Military POWs were forced to march the 100 miles from Bataan to Camp O’Donnell (The Bataan Death March) where, within six weeks of surrender, it is believed up to one in six was dead.

 

 

 

 

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/

 see also

http://archives.gov/research_room/obtain_copies/veterans_service_records.html

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/research_topics/wwii_pow_punchcards.html

13,996 US civilians were interned by the Japanese, of whom 1,536(11%) died 

Source: CFIR, Inc. 2002