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By Ross E. Hofmann,David L. Snead,Anne B. Craddock

U.S. army provide Corps Ensign Ross Hofmann had no suggestion what was once in shop for him whilst he arrived at Cavite Naval Base in October 1941. months later, jap forces struck the Philippines, destroying the bottom and forcing U.S. team of workers to retreat to Bataan. There, Hofmann joined a makeshift unit of military Aircorps floor team of workers, U.S. Marines, U.S. sailors, U.S. Naval flooring battalions and Filipinos to struggle a eastern strength that landed nearby.
In March 1942, with the autumn of Bataan impending, he traveled to Cebu to run provides during the blockade of Bataan and Corregidor. quickly after his arrival, the japanese landed on Cebu, forcing the american citizens to retreat back. mountain climbing via jungles and crossing risky waters in exactly seaworthy vessels, Hofmann kept away from seize and reached an American base in Mindanao.
He obtained orders to set up a seaplane base on Lake Lanao. As eastern troops landed close by, seaplanes coming back from Corregidor stopped to refuel, certainly one of them hitting a submerged rock on take-off. In a harrowing race opposed to the enemy improve, Hofmann and others labored feverishly to mend the airplane and get away ahead of the japanese converged on Lake Lanao. This memoir recounts Hofmann’s reviews in vibrant detail.
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