1051: An American POW's Remarkable Journey Through World War II

An American POW s Remarkable Journey Through World War II An American soldier in WWII Millard Hileman recieved permission to escape surrender during the fall of Bataan in He successfully escaped along with several other men evading capture for over a

  • Title: 1051: An American POW's Remarkable Journey Through World War II
  • Author: Paul Fridlund Millard E. Hileman
  • ISBN: 9780915214273
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An American soldier in WWII, Millard Hileman recieved permission to escape surrender during the fall of Bataan in 1942 He successfully escaped along with several other men, evading capture for over a year Fourteen months after becoming a fugitive, Japanese threats toward Filipinos who had risked their lives to aid them compelled Hileman and another comrad to surrender thAn American soldier in WWII, Millard Hileman recieved permission to escape surrender during the fall of Bataan in 1942 He successfully escaped along with several other men, evading capture for over a year Fourteen months after becoming a fugitive, Japanese threats toward Filipinos who had risked their lives to aid them compelled Hileman and another comrad to surrender themselves Hileman recounts his experiences as a prisoner of war, first in the execution chamber of Bilibid prison, where he was tortured and interrogated for three months, and then at a forced labor camp in Kokura, Japan, where he was only known by his prisoner number, 1051 He tells of the escape, capture, imprisonment, and the changing relationships between men who are forced to live under abnormally extreme conditions.

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    1. Couldn't put it down. It was so good it actually interferred with work. Very eyeopening to the way the Japenese treated their POWs. This is the journey of one man who escaped from the Bataan Death March hid in the hills and finally gave up and turned himself in after locals were being tortured and murdered in the Japanese effort to find him. It tells the details of his survival of the Japanese POW Camps and his final release after the war.

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