By Bob Stahl
" whilst the japanese Imperial Forces invaded the Philippine Islands on the onset of worldwide conflict II, they fast rounded up Allied voters on Luzon and imprisoned them as enemy extraterrestrial beings. those captured civilians have been taken care of inhumanely from the beginning, and information of the atrocities devoted through the enemy quickly unfold to the extra distant islands to the south. listening to this, the various expatriates dwelling there refused to quit as their islands have been occupied. Fugitives , in accordance with the memoir of Jordan A. Hamner, tells the real tale of a tender civilian mining engineer trapped at the islands throughout the J Read more...
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About a hundred native miners were employed on each of three shifts under the supervision of a Filipino capataz, obviously a bastardization of the word “captain,” and three assistants on each shift. It was my duty to plan each day’s operations, observe the work and check the safety. And, of course, I had to perform the unceasing paperwork. It was not greatly different from my previous jobs and, except for the language difficulty and my being unaccustomed to the large amount of hand labor involved in each operation, things proceeded normally.
The bomber we had seen had made a forced landing in a nearby rice paddy and several of the crew were wounded. Would we send transportation to bring the men to the mine, asked the caller? The plane was one of our B-17’s, not the Japanese bomber we had believed it to be. The war was getting closer. The truck we dispatched to Milagros returned early the next morning with the seven crew members. After treatment at the mine hospital, where shell fragments were laboriously and painfully picked from their anatomies, six of the men were given rooms in the guest house.
We didn’t mind how or what Undet did. Ken and I not only knew nothing of jungle life, we were almost too exhausted even to move. ” Morning finally arrived, but we were still too tired to move. The entire day was spent doing nothing. That night we again fought the mosquitoes and smoke. The following morning, however, we were sufficiently rested, and we took off again for the coast, and for the island of Panay. The stream we were following soon began to get too wide and deep for wading and we were forced to take to the bank.