Captured on Corregidor
Diary of an American P.O.W. in World War II
About the Book
On graduating from West Point in 1940, Lieutenant John Wright was assigned to Corregidor, Philippine Islands. Captured there by the Japanese, he endured three and a half years of POW conditions described in subsequent war crimes trials as the worst of World War II. This book is built around a diary he smuggled through countless inspections during his imprisonment. A detailed account of the voyage of the “hellships” carrying prisoners from Manila to Japan; the disease, the hunger, and the different ways prisoners coped—or failed to cope—with their ordeal.
About the Author(s)
John M. Wright, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: maps, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
The Road Back 137
Book Reviews & Awards
• “Gripping…memorable…other survivors have published their stories but this is one of the most detailed and best written…recommended”—Library Journal
• “A poignant book…[for] young adults”—School Library Journal
• “Should be on everyone’s bookshelf”—Saber
• “Highly recommended”—Argunners Magazine