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The butchers, the baker : the World War II memoir of a United States Army Air Corps soldier captured by the Japanese in the Philippines / by Victor L. Mapes with Scott A. Mills.

By: Mapes, Victor L, 1917-.
Contributor(s): Mills, Scott A, 1924-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2000Description: viii, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0786406364 (library binding : alk. paper); 9780786406364 (library binding : alk. paper).Subject(s): Mapes, Victor L., 1917- | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Butchers, the baker.DDC classification: 940.54/72522/092 | B
Contents:
Threats of War (November 1, 1939, to December 8, 1941) -- Clark Field Under Attack (December 8-12, 1941) -- Last Trip to Manila (December 12-22, 1941) -- Retreat to Bataan (December 22-29, 1941) -- An Interrupted Voyage to Mindanao (December 29, 1941, to January 1, 1942) -- From Cagayan to Lake Lanao (January 1-18, 1942) -- Malabang (January 18 to February 1, 1942) -- Camp Keithley (February 1 to March 20, 1942) -- Master Sgt. Manook -- Farewell to Dansalan (February 1 to March 20, 1942) -- Starting Up the Bakery at Malabang (March 20 to April 10, 1942) -- Romance (April 10-20, 1942) -- Bacolod Grande (April 20-26, 1942) -- PBY Flying Boats (April 26-29, 1942) -- A New Commanding Officer (April 29 to May 3, 1942) -- Ganasi (May 3-4, 1942) -- Major Heidger (May 4-5, 1942) -- The Road to General Fort's HQ (May 5-6, 1942) -- Into the Mountains (May 6 to June 2, 1942) -- Prisoner in Dansalan and Camp Keithley (June 2 to July 1, 1942) -- Mindanao Death March (July 1-7, 1942) -- Malaybalay Prison Camp (July 7 to late October 1942) -- Davao Penal Colony -- Sawmill (October 30, 1942, to February 1943) -- Davao Penal Colony -- Rice Paddies (February 1943 to mid-February 1944) -- Lasang Airstrip (Mid-February to August 20, 1944) -- Torpedoed (August 20 to September 7, 1944) -- In the Water (September 7-8, 1944) -- In the Hands of the Guerrillas (September 8-29, 1944) -- In the Hands of the Navy (September 29 to October 25, 1944) -- Dansalan Surrender List -- Survivors from the Shinyo Maru -- Japanese Military Directive.
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D805.P6 A433 2000 All this hell : D805.P6 C63 2000 Captured : D805.P6 K36 2000 Prisoners in paradise : D805.P6 M36 2000 The butchers, the baker : D805 .P6 N67 2009 Tears in the darkness : D805.P7 G36213 Fighting Auschwitz : D805.P7 K4513 1972 Hanged at Auschwitz.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-234) and index.

Threats of War (November 1, 1939, to December 8, 1941) -- Clark Field Under Attack (December 8-12, 1941) -- Last Trip to Manila (December 12-22, 1941) -- Retreat to Bataan (December 22-29, 1941) -- An Interrupted Voyage to Mindanao (December 29, 1941, to January 1, 1942) -- From Cagayan to Lake Lanao (January 1-18, 1942) -- Malabang (January 18 to February 1, 1942) -- Camp Keithley (February 1 to March 20, 1942) -- Master Sgt. Manook -- Farewell to Dansalan (February 1 to March 20, 1942) -- Starting Up the Bakery at Malabang (March 20 to April 10, 1942) -- Romance (April 10-20, 1942) -- Bacolod Grande (April 20-26, 1942) -- PBY Flying Boats (April 26-29, 1942) -- A New Commanding Officer (April 29 to May 3, 1942) -- Ganasi (May 3-4, 1942) -- Major Heidger (May 4-5, 1942) -- The Road to General Fort's HQ (May 5-6, 1942) -- Into the Mountains (May 6 to June 2, 1942) -- Prisoner in Dansalan and Camp Keithley (June 2 to July 1, 1942) -- Mindanao Death March (July 1-7, 1942) -- Malaybalay Prison Camp (July 7 to late October 1942) -- Davao Penal Colony -- Sawmill (October 30, 1942, to February 1943) -- Davao Penal Colony -- Rice Paddies (February 1943 to mid-February 1944) -- Lasang Airstrip (Mid-February to August 20, 1944) -- Torpedoed (August 20 to September 7, 1944) -- In the Water (September 7-8, 1944) -- In the Hands of the Guerrillas (September 8-29, 1944) -- In the Hands of the Navy (September 29 to October 25, 1944) -- Dansalan Surrender List -- Survivors from the Shinyo Maru -- Japanese Military Directive.

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Mapes was a cook in the US Army Air Corps, 14th Bomb Squadron, on Mindanao during WW II. As a cook Mapes shifted about the island to fight and to capitulate to the Japanese. Scrounging food and kitchen equipment kept him engaged with the enlisted men, officers, and civilians before and during captivity, which lasted until his escape from a torpedoed Japanese transport vessel in September 1944. Meanwhile, he and other POWs endured a "death march" punishment, learned the skills of survival alongside Philippine felons in Davao Penal Colony, and suffered the ghastly torment of transportation in the hold of the Japanese merchant ship Shinyo Maru, which was sunk by an American submarine. Only a fraction of the 750 POWs aboard survived; Mapes was one of them. He shattered his leg while escaping and was in grave condition when rescued by American guerrillas. Evacuated first by submarine, then by hospital ship, Mapes spent the next two years at Walter Reed Hospital. There he began writing his recollections, completing them many years later. Easily read, anecdotal, this book supplements With Only the Will to Live, ed. by Robert S. LaForte et al. (CH, Nov'94), and Preston Hubbard's Apocalypse Undone (1990). Maps, pictures, name lists. All levels. G. H. Davis; Georgia State University

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