US POWs celebrate Christmas
29th January 1943: Red Cross parcels are life savers for men of the US forces now imprisoned by the Japanese on the Philippines
Commander Melvin H.McCoy1 of the U.S.Navy had survived the Bataan death march on the Philippines and was now in the notorious Davao Prison camp on Mindanao. Like most prisoners of the Japanese they were on starvation rations and men were dying on a daily basis.
On 29th January 1943 they got …
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