South From Corregidor

South From Corregidor

by John Morrill, Pete Martin


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South From Corregidor, first published in 1943, is the amazing true-life war story of Lt.-Comm. John Morrill and 18 crewmembers of the US Navy minesweeper Quail (AM-15), who rather than surrender to the Japanese, sailed from Corregidor Island to eventual freedom in a 36-foot motor launch. The crew of the small boat successfully navigated more than 2000 miles in enemy-infested seas, and successfully reached the safety of Australia after 31 days at sea. Included are 2 maps. Author and captain of the minesweeper Quail, John Morrill (1903-1997) was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and assumed command of the Quail in 1939. He retired from the Navy in 1955 as a Rear Admiral.

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ISBN-13: 9781530129263
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/19/2016
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 665,088
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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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