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Escape from Corregidor

Edgar D. Whitcomb

Publisher: Ship to Shore Books

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Escape from Corregidor is the harrowing account of Edgar Whitcomb, a B-17 navigator who arrives in World War II Philippines just before its invasion by the Japanese. Whitcomb evades the enemy on Bataan by fleeing to Corregidor Island in a small boat. He is captured but later manages to escape at night in an hours-long swim to safety. Captured once again weeks later, Whitcomb is imprisoned, tortured and starved, before being transferred to China and eventual freedom.
 
"A story of one man's effort for survival; an incredible, fascinating account." - Kirkus Reviews."One of the most frank, and readable personal narratives of service in the Philippines, and escape from Japanese captivity."- Pacific Wrecks.
 
*Includes annotations.*Includes original photographs from World War 2.

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