Puerto Princesa, Palawan, P.I. [Philippine Islands]
—December 14, 1944 —These U.S. prisoners of war of the Japanese were on the island of Palawan, P.I. as slave laborers building an airfield for the Japanese military. Believing that an invasion by the U.S. forces was imminent, the prisoners were forced into three tunnel air raid shelters, thus following orders from the Japanese High Command to dispose of prisoners by any means available. Buckets of gasoline were thrown inside the shelters followed by flaming torches. Those not instantly killed by the explosions ran burning from the tunnels and were machine gunned and bayoneted to death.
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|Placed By||United States Government|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 737104 N 4264876|
|Decimal Degrees||38.50071667, -90.28105000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 30.043', W 90° 16.863'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 30' 2.58" N, 90° 16' 51.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||314, 636|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Circle Dr, St. Louis MO 63125, US|
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