Escape from Corregidor (Paperback)

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Escape from Corregidor (Paperback)


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Escape from Corregidor, first published in 1958, is the harrowing account of Edgar Whitcomb, a B-17 navigator who arrives in World War II Philippines just before its capture by the invading Japanese. He evades the enemy on Bataan by traveling to Corregidor Island in a small boat. However, Whitcomb 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.

Whitcomb (1917-2016) served as governor of the state of Indiana from 1969-1973, and in later life made a number of solo sailing voyages before returning to his home state.

Product Details ISBN: 9798869093370
Publisher: Uncommon Valor Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2024
Pages: 290
Language: English