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Operations of the Provisional Air Corps Regiment in the defense of Bataan Peninsula, P.I., 8 January-10 April 1942 (Philippine Islands Campaign) : [manuscript] personal experience of a platoon leader /

Statement of responsibility: Sheldon H. Mendelson
by Mendelson, Sheldon H.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Fort Benning, Ga. : The Infantry School, General Section, Military History Committee, 1947]Description: 25, [2] leaves : maps ; 32 x 25 cm. + 1 compact disc (digital, 4 3/4 cm.); application/pdf (.pdf) 413 KB.Subject(s): Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942 | Bataan | Battle of the Points | Philippine defense campaign | Provisional Air Corps Regiment (US) | US Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE)Online resources: Click here to access online General Note(s):
Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Author was an infantry officer assigned to a provisional unit created in Bataan. The unit was composed of mechanics and ground crew of the US Army Air Corps, who were made to fight as infantrymen on the ground rather than fight in the air, since US air forces were largely destroyed at the start of the war. His monograph discusses the experience of training and employing this unit in the front lines, something the men had not been trained to do. In the end, the provisional regiment proved its worth, but paid the price: it ceased to exist with the surrender of the Bataan and most of its members died as prisoners of war of the Japanese. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose
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Manuscript (Loose-leaf with binder)


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