South from Corregidor

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Republished by Mike Deal and Tim Deal with new introduction and additional information


On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other fortified islands in Manila Bay to the Imperial Japanese Army, 18 US Navy sailors from USS Quail began their daring escape to freedom....

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Overview

Republished by Mike Deal and Tim Deal with new introduction and additional information


On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other fortified islands in Manila Bay to the Imperial Japanese Army, 18 US Navy sailors from USS Quail began their daring escape to freedom. Using a 36 foot motor launch, the 18 sailors, led by Lieutenant Commander John Morrill began their 2000 mile journey through Japanese infested waters.


Their story is one of great audacity, where the generosity and bravery of the Filipino people, along with sheer luck played an integral role in the outcome of events. This World War II escape story was originally published as a series of Saturday Evening Post articles in December, 1942, and then as a book in early 1943. The book was written by Lieutenant Commander Morrill less than a year after the escape.


This republished version of South From Corregidor is as the Skipper, as Lieutenant Commander Morrill is called by his crew, wrote it. Forty maps have been added to help show their journey, as well as six illustrations that were part of the Saturday Evening Post article. In addition, an Addendum is included that tells what happened to the 18 sailors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484162408
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2013
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 183,390
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

John Morrill . . .
was born in Miller, South Dakota, January 7, 1903. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in the class of 1924. In 1939, Morrill assumed command of the minesweeper USS Quail (AM-15). He retired from the Navy in 1955 as a Rear Admiral. During his long Navy career, he was awarded the Navy Cross and Silver Star. Admiral Morrill died on 28 November, 1997.
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