Dead American soldiers on the Bataan death march, 1942

Caption     Dead American soldiers on the Bataan death march, 1942 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
Identification Code   114540
More on...   
Invasion of the Philippine Islands   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day 20 May 1942
Added By C. Peter Chen
Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".

Please contact us regarding any inaccuracies with the above information. Thank you.

Did you enjoy this photograph or find this photograph helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. june divinagracia says:
23 Feb 2012 04:43:20 AM

as one of the son {ww2}veterans im so happy what u did in this that you give a memorable history to understand how the soldier sacrifice for the liberty
2. Anonymous says:
14 May 2012 09:28:49 AM

I have seen this photo on the internet with differing captions. Do you know the origin of the photo? What does the May 20, 1942 date refer to? Thanks
3. June Mazmanian says:
22 Feb 2015 06:04:14 PM

My father was in this march, I only heard the full story of what these men faced after his death. I uncle told me bits of information. This was so sad, so very sad. I can only say the ones who were able to leave this camp were very blessed men. My dad lived.. I am the last one in our family alive and I have at age 65 found out so much more about those days. My dad never talked about that time to my sister or I. I am so greatful that there are places to research my dads life at that time...God Bless all these brave men...
4. World War 2 - Kurt Laduron... says:
21 Dec 2015 08:26:55 AM

This photo DOES NOT show dead Americans, this pic shows US soldiers resting on the ground because of heat exhaustion. Notice the cloths on their foreheads, their feet propped up with their shoes. This photo has had wrong caption for many years and I have and other colleagues have found the truth of this photo...
5. Jeffrey Kagan says:
12 Feb 2019 06:20:28 AM

Does anyone know if there is a complete list of all of the Filipino victims of the Bataan Death March. I'm trying to find the name ALAMAR. Thank you.
27 Mar 2019 06:07:37 PM

How does one get a listing of the american soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen in the Baatan death march want a reference for a POW named Minton who was in it..

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments


1. We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

2. For inquiries about military records for members of the World War II armed forces, please see our FAQ.

Search WW2DB
Famous WW2 Quote
"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!