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The fall of the Philippines : the desperate struggle against the Japanese invasion, 1941/1942

Author: Donald J Young
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"World War II began for the United States with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, followed by the invasion of the Philippines Islands the next day. Drawing on diaries and personal accounts, this book chronicles forgotten actions in the fall of the Philippines through the recollections of American servicemen"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Young, Donald J., 1930-
Fall of the Philippines
(DLC) 2015006191
(OCoLC)895338356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Young
ISBN: 9781476620473 1476620474
OCLC Number: 904979288
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: "Never even got in the air" --
The Philippines, December 10, 1941: "Where are our fighters?" --
Moon under Lingayen --
When America needed heroes: Wheless and Wagner --
The USS Canopus --
A scary Christmas but a happy new year: the Philippines, December 1941 --
The last and the first: Bataan, January 18, 1942 --
The First Battle for Bataan: January 18, 1942 --
"Think what we could have done with sixty!" --
Biggest day for the Bataan Air Force: March 3, 1942 --
Japanese blitzkrieg: April 3, 1942 --
The deliberate bombing of Bataan Hospital No. 1 --
The fighting general of Bataan --
Honorable but not easy: the surrender of Bataan --
"P-40 something"; the last of the Tomahawks --
Corregidor fights back: May 6, 1942 --
"You will, repeat, will surrender".
Responsibility: Donald J. Young.

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Due to the Philippines remaining virtually cut-off in early 1942 from the outside world, the battle and fall of the Island's has attracted little interest in the stories of that desperate and tragic  Read more...

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