Last Man Out

Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II [LARGE PRINT]

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About the Book

On December 14, 1944, Japanese soldiers massacred 139 of 150 American POWs. This biography tells the story of Glenn (“Mac”) McDole, one of eleven young men who escaped and the last man out of Palawan Prison Camp 10A. Beginning on December 8, 1941, the story of this young Iowa Marine continues through the fighting on Corregidor, the capture and imprisonment by the Japanese in May 1942, Mac’s entry into the Palawan prison camp in the Philippines in August, 1942, the conditions he and his comrades endured in the camps, and the terrible day when 139 young soldiers were slaughtered. This entry refers to the LARGE PRINT edition. For the standard edition please see ISBN 978-0-7864-1822-0.

About the Author(s)

Retired journalist and reporter Bob Wilbanks was vice president/editorial at Stover Publishing Company for ten years. He lives in Urbandale, Iowa.

Bibliographic Details

Bob Wilbanks
Format: softcover (7 x 10), large print
Pages: 179
Bibliographic Info: 27 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2004]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4369-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1
Prologue      4

1. Pearl Harbor      5
2. Surrender      27
3. On the Move      41
4. Palawan Island      63
5. Guerrilla Contact      83
6. An Unforeseen Threat      102
7. A Change of Command      119
8. Goodbye to Old Friends      140
9. Air Raid Shelters      150
10. The False Air Raid      159
11. The Swim      176
12. Freedom      191
13. Back Home      211
14. The Men      219
15. The Places      222

Epilogue      224
Sources      233
Index      235

Book Reviews & Awards

“exceptionally researched and written…valuable…worth reading”—Military Review