When people think of World War II, the famous flag-raising at Iwo Jima is one of the most memorable images. But there is another flag from that conflict, and a friend of mine, that you should know about.
Army Air Forces enlisted men J.S. Gray and Cletus Overton were only one day into their voyage to the Philippines when the ship accompanying theirs left the convoy, taking their unit's airplanes with them. They didn't learn where it went until after the war. By that time, they'd experienced the...leer más
Parcels delivered by the International Red Cross proved to be a lifeline for many Prisoners of War. These were guaranteed by the Geneva Convention of 1929 providing PoWs with tobacco, food and some hygiene products. For many they supplemented the meagre rations provided by their captors....leer más
In most of the books and paperwork written about the 1943 Chindits, the figure for the number of bonfide POW's is usually put at around 210. This refers to the men who were known to be captured by the Japanese and who ended up being held at Rangoon Central Jail.