American POWs in Korea: Sixteen Personal Accounts

American POWs in Korea: Sixteen Personal Accounts

by Harry Spiller
     
 

Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. They wound up in 20 camps throughout North Korea with nearly 40 percent of them dying there. Some were murdered or starved, others died from poor medical treatment or from the severe cold. Despite brutal conditions, most of the POWs survived the isolation, cold, hunger and disease.

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Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. They wound up in 20 camps throughout North Korea with nearly 40 percent of them dying there. Some were murdered or starved, others died from poor medical treatment or from the severe cold. Despite brutal conditions, most of the POWs survived the isolation, cold, hunger and disease.

Here are 16 personal accounts of men who fought the North Koreans and the Chinese and then faced life as a POW. They talk about the psychological effects, the living conditions, the medical situation, the day to day details, and liberation. These compelling stories paint a full picture of life as a prisoner of war in Korea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786405619
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Private First Class Donald M. Elliott5
2Staff Sergeant Thomas B. Gaylets18
3Corporal Daniel L. Johnson, Sr.25
4Sergeant Walter G. Adelmann31
51st Lieutenant William H. Funchess40
6Captain Henry Humphries Osborne67
7Corporal Billy N. Gaddy75
8Sergeant Eugene L. Inman83
9Private Paul H. Smith95
10Sergeant Donald L. Slagle101
11Corporal Eduardo DeAnda112
12Private First Class Abel Garcia117
13Sergeant Kenneth F. Nevill122
14Corporal Buford J. McNamera135
15Private First Class Charles E. Quiring142
16Sergeant Wilfred Ruff150
Appendix ATemporary Prison Camps163
Appendix BPrisoner of War Camps in North Korea165
Appendix CThe Code of Conduct172
Index175

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