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No Uncle Sam : the forgotten of Bataan /

Statement of responsibility: Tony Bilek, in collaboration with Gene O'Connell
by Bilek, Tony; O'Connell, Gene.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Kent, OH : The Kent State University Press, c2003Description: xviii, 260 p. : ill., maps ; 24 x 16 cm.ISBN: 873387686 (hardbound).Subject(s): Bilek, Anton F., 1919- | Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942 | Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | 2nd Observation Squadron | Bataan | Clark Field | Death March | personal account – American | Philippine defense campaign | POW | US Army Air ForceLanguage/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Bilek joined the US Army Air Corps in 1940 and was assigned to the 2nd Observation Squadron based at Clark Field. He was an eyewitness to the bombing of the field on the first day of the war, and subsequently saw action in Bataan. Like many survivors of the Death March and Japanese prison camps, Bilek tried to shut out the horrible memories of captivity, but realized that by doing so he was depriving his family and the world of his own unique experiences. Forty years after the war, he decided to write this memoir, which he completed and published almost twenty years later. Despite the distance of two decades, Bilek’s memory is clear and the narrative smooth. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Roderick Hall Coll.
D 805 .P6 B54 2003 (Browse shelf) Available 13705

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