from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Luzon, Philippines, north of Manila. It was the site of a World War II Japanese prison camp for American and Filipino soldiers captured at Bataan and Corregidor. Population: 220,000.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • As we continued the tour, the memories came back of his time as a prisoner of war, when after suffering for months in Cabanatuan POW Camp and Bilibid Prison, he was put aboard a Japanese “hellship” – the Oryoku Maru, with 1618 other men bound for Japan, and of the terrible conditions they suffered on board that ship.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • Military records show that Bronge died in Cabanatuan Prison Camp on July 31, 1942 of dysentery, and Cigoi died of the same disease in Formosa November 3,

    Chapter 4: The March

  • Cabanatuan received 189mm of rainfall in just 24 hours with surrounding areas receiving similar amounts.

    Weatherwatch: Nesat and Nalgae bring floods to the Philippines

  • Harry R. Browning, a young Arkansas lad was captured at the fall of Corregidor in May 1942 and was later interned as a POW at Cabanatuan and Bilibid in the Philippines.

    Never Forgotten Newsletter

  • Thirty miles behind Japanese lines lay the POW compound at Cabanatuan.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • MacArthur would later remark, No incident of the campaign in the Pacific has given me such satisfaction as the release of the POWs at Cabanatuan.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • Robert Prince, assault commander for the Cabanatuan raid.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • As the Cabanatuan raid was unfolding, two Eighth Army divisions landed at Bataan on January 29 and south of Manila on January 31.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • While they were gone, the next mission came up: Cabanatuan.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • John Cook, a Cabanatuan survivor, also helped in this capacity.

    Into the Rising Sun


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.