Bataan Surrender. National Archives 127-GR- BOX 111-114538

American and Filipino forces on Bataan surrender to the Japanese army under General Homma Masaharu. The “Bataan Death March” begins. About 76,000 American and Filipino survivors are forced to march 60 miles to Prisoner of War camps. As so many are in a weakened and starved state, 5,000 perish; still more die in the camps.