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S/Sgt. Jesse E. Tubbs


S/Sgt. Jesse E. Tubbs - 192nd Tank Battalion

S/Sgt. Jesse E. Tubbs was born on August 19, 1917 , in Canada, to Peter "Bert" A. & Clara L. (Hamms) Tubbs, who were Americans living in Canada. The family moved to Janesville, Wisconsin where he attended local schools and graduated from Janesville High School in 1937. Jesse joined the Wisconsin National Guard's tank company in Janesville sometime in the late 1930s. The company was called to federal service in September 1941, and given the designation of A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. On 27 October 1941 the battalion shipped to the Philippines. The 192nd fought the Japanese on the Bataan Peninsula from December 1941 until the military forces were surrendered on 9 April 1942. S/SGT Tubbs was then forced on the Bataan Death March. On 25 July 1942 he lost his life in the Japanese prison Camp Cabanatuan and was buried in common grave 226 with other POWs who died that day from sickness and starvation. After the war his remains were positively identified and he was buried in the American Military cemetery in Manila, PI. After careful research, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has determined the remains buried in 1948 may not be his and are looking for his family. His last surviving sister passed away in 2018 but US POW/MIA Family Locating has found his nephews and nieces to provide DNA Family Reference Samples. Photo courtesy for the Bataan Project. #powmia #usarmy #neverforget #dpaa #192ndtankbattalion

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