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)

The late Loren E. Stamp lived 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