The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum housed in the Brook Count Public Library began when one WWII POW donated memories. Eddie Jackfert shares memories and advice.
On September 11, 1940, Jackfert enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and eventually assigned to serve as an airplane mechanic on the Philippine Islands in June 1941. He was 19 years old.
“We were sacrificed and abandoned in the Philippines. We were. 19,000 Americans. Troops in there. We were abandoned.”