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Near Lemay in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Victims of the Japanese Massacre

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, P.I. [Philippine Islands]

 

— December 14, 1944 —

 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
1. Victims of the Japanese Massacre Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1944.
 
Location. 38° 30.043′ N, 90° 16.863′ W. Marker is near Lemay, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial is on Circle Drive east of Bundy Drive, on the left when traveling east. Memorial is in Section 85. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Joseph Blassie (within shouting distance
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
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of this marker); United States Air Force (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Killed - Aircraft Accident - Alaska (about 300 feet away); U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945 (about 500 feet away); Ambushed Patrol (about 500 feet away); Khe Sanh Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Army Air Forces (about 600 feet away); Killed in Vietnam October 8, 1969 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
 
Also see . . .
1. Palawan Massacre December 14, 1944. (Submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Massacre at Palawan. (Submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. (Submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Victims of the Japanese Massacre Memorial and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
3. Victims of the Japanese Massacre Memorial and Marker
Looking SW
Victims of the Japanese Massacre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
4. Victims of the Japanese Massacre
Victims of the Japanese Massacre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
5. Victims of the Japanese Massacre
Victims of the Japanese Massacre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
6. Victims of the Japanese Massacre
Victims of the Japanese Massacre image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 10, 2016
7. Victims of the Japanese Massacre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 18, 2022