THE DYESS STORY by Lt. Col. Wm. E. Dyess
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The Commander of the 21st Pursuit Squadron, killed in a plane crash in the U.S. in '42, amplifies and provides a companion piece to Ten Escape from Toje (p.88) which is grimmer reading (if possible) in its single aim of wholesouled denunciation of the enemy. The ordeal of days underlines the wanton and deliberate atrocities of the Jape, stresses that they were not prisoners of war but ""enemies of Japan"" and to be treated as such. From active service December 8, 1941, at various fields, to capture and three prisons, this is a record of heartbreaking control in the face of sadistic and ghostly events...A bitter lesson of how 6,000 Americans died.

Publisher: Putnam