Kenneth Farmer

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This article is about the World War II veteran, for the Major General, see Kenneth Farmer, Jr.

Kenneth L. Farmer (born 1920) was a Japanese prisoner of war in the Phillipines from April 9, 1942 to August 20, 1945, and was part of the notorious Bataan Death March to Camp O'Donnell.

Farmer was a member of the U. S. Army Air Corps serving with the 16th Bomb Squadron when he was taken prisoner. He survived the 60-mile march and has spoken of his experience to various groups. A recording of his story is part of the "Voices of Leeds" compact disc of oral histories prepared by the Leeds Historic Preservation Commission in 2008.

He is the father of Kenneth L. Farmer, Jr, a former commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C.


  • Coman, Victoria L. (November 10, 2008) "Leeds veteran recalls Bataan Death March on CD." Birmingham News