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Escape from Corregidor

Edgar D Whitcomb

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ISBN 10: 1530643406 / ISBN 13: 9781530643400
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016
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Title: Escape from Corregidor

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Escape from Corregidor, first published in 1958, is the harrowing account of Edgar Whitcomb, a B-17 navigator who arrives in World War II Philippines just before its capture by the invading Japanese. he evades the enemy on Bataan by travelling to Corregidor Island in a small boat. However, Whitcomb is captured but later manages to escape at night in an hours-long swim to safety. Captured once again weeks later, Whitcomb is imprisoned, tortured and starved, before being transferred to China and eventual freedom. Whitcomb (1917-2016) served as governor of the state of Indiana from 1969-1973, and in later life made a number of solo sailing voyages before returning to his home state.

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EDGAR D. WHITCOMB served in World War II and escaped from a Japanese concentration camp. He was an attorney, an Indiana State Senator, Indiana's Secretary of State, and Indiana's forty-third governor. In retirement Whitcomb still sought adventure, with a six-year, around-the-world sailing trip. He now lives quietly alongside the Ohio River in Rome, Indiana.

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