Post by insurrectomad on Sept 27, 2013 11:54:59 GMT -5
I am still gathering info. of Lawrence and the other characters involved in the story of his time in Luzon, Phils WW2. L now know that 5 other members of the 17th Ord. escaped from the "Death March" along with him. (1) Frank W Gyovai S/N=15016392 Field promoted twice to Capt. in Guerrilla unit of Lt.Clay, LGF (2) George E Mogyorosi (Mogorsi) Capt.S/N=15016436-Guerilla unit ZF, recaptured By Japs and died in FUKUOKA 3 POW CAMP YAWATA 5/9/1945. (3) Raymond H Shletterer Pvt. S/N= 32030081 also recaptured & died in Fukuoka 3, on 1/2/1945. (4) Pvt. James P Boyd S/N=38060896, Guerilla Unit BMD (5) Capt. Richard Kadel S/N=23991 2, Guerilla Unit LGF Hayden R Lawrence (R=Reed) S/N= 34070428 Guerilla Unit BMD Bayoneted to death in Catholic cemetery, Angeles City, Pampanga Phils. 23/9/1943. If any one Knows more of any of this men, I would be pleased to hear from you!
Post by insurrectomad on Oct 27, 2013 18:15:45 GMT -5
Well the two projects are to make a 30mins TV drama doc. about Pvt. Lawrence and Col. Suzuki and to have a display at the Angeles Museum where Lawrence was kept prisoner. Now I have learnt that the Pamintuan Mansion ( the old Pamintuan Residence) has now been fully restored and made into a Provincial museum. The Mansion housed Pres. Gen. Aguinaldo, Gen. Arthur MacArthur, the col. S Susuki 1942-44 and finally Gen D. MacArthur in 1945. I had thought to concentrate on just The relationship of the two principal characters Lawrence and the Fil. clerk that befriended him. Now I have learnt more about Col. Susuki, I am keen to expand his part more. Susuki was a graduate of the German Military Academy in Berlin and according to Danny Dizon in his story of his own childhood tells of the Col. restoring a german Catholic primary school next to the German church in Angeles, and permitting his IJA solders who were catholics to take mass there. The frustrating part is even with the knowledge that he was with the 133rd infantry and commander in Angeles, i can't find anything else, least of all a photo. I am writing to the Japanese Embassy in London in hope that they can assist. Getting more information on all the US soldiers having secured there names and I.D. nos etc, it would be easy, ha ha, Did I get that wrong!