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Michael Buckley

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Michael Buckley

1st American WWII POW

    Michael Thomas Buckley

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    • 1st Generation
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    • Birth Date:
    • 17 May 1902 
    • Birth Location:
    • Bisbee, Cochise, Arizona 
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    • Death Date:
    • 17 Aug 2006 
    • Death Location:
    • Oakland, Alameda, California 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., California 
    • Notes: 
    • 1st American Prisoner of War during World War II

      Maj. Michael Buckley was captured near Tobruk in North Africa 23 NOV 1941 by German forces under the command of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. He was captured two weeks prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the U. S. entry into the war. He had been sent there as an observer with the 5th South African Brigade and was capture with the entire Brigade staff when their position was overrun by Rommel's panzer forces.

      Col. Michael Buckley became a Professor of Military Science and Tactics for the ROTC program at Santa Clara University. He died in 2006 at the age of 104 and said at the time to have been the oldest living graduate of West Point.

      Michael Buckley is often referred to as Michael Buckley Jr. This has led to his middle name incorrectly being given as Joseph, said to be the middle name of his father. Michael Buckley Jr's middle name was actually Thomas which he used at the time of his marriage, and in the vital records of his children.

  • Marriages for Michael Thomas Buckley

    • Spouse:
    • Eleanor Gertrude Fletcher
    • Marriage Date:
    • 6 Jul 1926
    • Marriage Location:
    • Manila, Philippines

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