Journey Through Hell

Memoir of a World War II American Navy Medic Captured in the Philippines and Imprisoned by the Japanese


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About the Book

Captured by the Japanese on Corregidor in 1942, the author, a Navy medic, found himself aiding many of his fellow captives who had been wounded in the defense of the island. This is his story of imprisonment by the Japanese at camps in the Philippines, Japan and Manchuria.
He remembers caring for the sick and wounded at Bilibid and the brutal Cabanatuan prison camps where starvation, malnutrition, diseases and degradation were a way of life are included. Also detailed are his journey aboard the Japanese hellship Oryoku Maru that left Manila with 1,619 prisoners but arrived in Japan with fewer than 400 survivors and his liberation from a camp in Mukden, Manchuria, by Russian troops.

About the Author(s)

Now retired, Loren E. Stamp lives in Lacey, Washington

Bibliographic Details

Loren E. Stamp
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 151
Bibliographic Info: photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1993]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6770-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9223-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Foreword by Robert E. Thompson      xi

Introduction      xiii

Chapter 1      1

Chapter 2      6

Chapter 3      12

Chapter 4      17

Chapter 5      28

Chapter 6      33

Chapter 7      46

Chapter 8      55

Chapter 9      60

Chapter 10      71

Chapter 11      76

Chapter 12      79

Chapter 13      86

Chapter 14      91

Chapter 15      101

Chapter 16      107

Chapter 17      110

Appendix      121

Bibliography      133

Index      135

Book Reviews & Awards

“vigorous and vivid account”—The Cellar Book Shop; “a very good book…very well written…recommend[ed]”—American Prisoners of War Newsletter.