Escape from Davao
by John D. Lukacs
Escape from Davao is the forgotten story of the most daring prison break of the Pacific War. On April4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan's most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and the fall of Corregidor, and the prison from which they escaped was surrounded by an impenetrable swamp. Theirs was the only successful group escape from a Japanese POW camp during the Pacific war.