Bataan Death March: 80 Years in 2022

Japanese soldiers, lightly clad, submit to questioning by Brig. Gen. Clinton A. Pierce, left, and another American officer at headquarters on Bataan peninsula in the Philippines on April 10, 1942. That was before continued Japanese attacks drove the defenders to abandon their positions and resulted in death and capture of many.


American and Filipino troops emerge from a tunnel to surrender in May 1942 at Corregidor, Philippines.

American prisoners of war sort through equipment to be taken over by the Japanese on April 11, 1942, at Bataan, the Philippines. Then the death march to Camp O'Donnell began.

Japanese soldiers stand guard over American war prisoners just before the start of the 'March of Death' for the soldiers of Bataan and Corregidor in 1942. This photograph was stolen from the Japanese by the Philippines during Japan's three-year occupation in World War II.

While a Japanese soldier stands guard, center, with fixed bayonet, American soldiers captured on Bataan and Corregidor pause to rest. According to the Marine Corps caption, this photo, taken during the 'March of Death' on Luzon in 1942, was stolen by Filipinos from the Japanese.

Nearing the end of the Bataan Death March, a thinning line of American and Filipino prisoners of war carry casualties in improvised stretchers as they approach Camp O'Donnell, a new Japanese POW camp, in April 1942 during World War II.

Arms tied behind their backs, American soldiers captured on Bataan and Corregidor pause during the 'March of Death' on Luzon in the Philippines in 1942. The photo was stolen from the Japanese during the war and ended up in the possession of the United States Marine Corps.

Captured soldiers from Corregidor in the Philippines are marched away after surrender.

American prisoners of war carry their wounded and sick as they begin the Death March on Bataan in April 1942.