The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid: The Philippines 1945

The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid: The Philippines 1945

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by Gordon L. Rottman, Johnny Shumate, Alan Gilliland
     
 

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On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation. Supported by Alamo Scouts, local guerrillas, and amphibious tractors, they seized the…  See more details below

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On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could be spared for the rescue operation. Supported by Alamo Scouts, local guerrillas, and amphibious tractors, they seized the element of surprise, and rescued the POWs. It was a stunning triumph of courage and perfect timing in the face of overwhelming odds.

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ISBN-13:
9781780961378
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Series:
Raid , #14
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.
Gordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969–70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much is available on the 11th Airborne Division, the only airborne division to see combat in the Pacific Theater. This book chronicles a well coordinated raid to liberate prisoners of the Los Banos prison camp on the island of Luzon. The event was around the same time as the Cabanatuan raid, and received much less press, although it was just as daring and cleanly executed. This short book is fascinating to read, and is loaded with little known facts and details of the raid as well as the 511th PIR. I recommend this book to anyone looking for more on the 11th and their actions in the Philippines. You will not be disappointed by this one.