Books on Bataan & POW 

Experience

 

*Books written by or about a member of the 192nd Tank Battalion

** Book contains interviews with or stories about members of the 192nd

*** Books written by or about a member of the 194th Tank Battalion

 

Books:

Adapt or Die
    Merritt, J. D.
       (Worked on Port Area Detail with Bill Hauser, 192nd Tank Battalion)

Baby of Bataan
    Johnson, Joseph Quitman
        (Youngest American military POW taken on Bataan.)

Bataan Death March: A Survivor's Account
    Dyess, William E.

Bataan Diary
    Ashton, Paul
        (Ashton was Jim Griffin's, 192nd Tank Battalion, cellmate at Bilibid Prison.)

Bataan Uncensored ***
    Miller, Ernest
        (Commanding Officer 194th Tank Battalion.  Book is out of print, but it can be found at public libraries or
         purchased online.)

Belly of the Beast
    Pearson, Judith (Book describes Oryoku Maru experience.)

Brothers from Bataan: POWs, 1942 - 1945
**
    Martin, Adrian R.

Courage on Bataan and Beyond *
    Ortega Jr.  Abel
        (Abel Ortega Sr. was a member of A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion)

Death March: The Survivors of Bataan **
    Knox Donald
 
Death on the Hellships
    Michno, Gregory F.
    (Forest Knox , A Company, quoted in book.)

First into Nagasaki * - December 2006
    Weller, George & Anthony
    (Book has quotes by members of the 192nd after they were liberated.)

Footprints in Courage: A Bataan Death March Survivor's Story
    Gilpatrick, Kristin

Ghosts Soldiers
    Sides, Hampton

Girocho: A GI's Story of Bataan and Beyond
    John Henry Poncio &   Marlin Young
(Book is about Hirohata POW Camp.  Camp was also known as Osaka 12-B,)

Guest of the Emperor
    Emerson, K. C.
        (Book can be read online.)

I Came Back from Bataan - 2001
Gautier, James Donovan and Robert L. Whitmore

The Hike into the Sun: Memoir of an American Soldier Captured on Bataan in 1942 and Imprisoned by the Japanese until 1945 ***
    Fitzpatrick, Bernard T.
        ( Member of the 194th Tank Battalion.  Book reissued in paperback on September 21, 2011)

Janesville Tankers on Bataan**
   Schutt, Donald A.
        ( Masters thesis - University of Wisconsin  - 1967 )

Kentucky's Fighting 192nd GHQ Light Tank Battalion*
   Powleit, Alvin
        (Book is out of print but is available at libraries.)

Lapham's Raiders: Guerrillas in the Philippines 1942 - 1945
    Robert Lapham & Bernard Norling, 
        ( Rudolph Bolstad, A Company, 194th Tank Battalion fought with this unit.)

Lest We Forget: The Railway of Death
    Seiker, Fred (British POW)

My Hitch in Hell *
    Tenney, Lester
        (Member of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion)

3.6 Years in Hell in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps, 1942 - 1945
*
    Lajzer, Joseph D.
        (Member of B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion)

Oh God Where are You?
   Abraham, Abie

One Thirteenth Millionth*
   Parish, Phil
        (Member of A Company.  The Rock County Historical Society will make a photocopy for fee.)

Our Paradise: A GI's War Dairy

   Norquist, Ernest
        (A copy of the book is available at Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs)

POW: Tears that Never Dry

    Czerwien, Anthony

Prisoners of the Japanese
    Daws, Gavin

Soldier of Bataan

    Brain, Philip S.
      (Member of A Company, 194th Tank Battalion - Rotarian published book)

Some Survived: An Eyewitness Account of the Bataan Death March and the Men Who Lived Through It
Lawton, Manny

Thunder on Bataan: First American Tank Battles of World War II
  (Release Date: April 2019)
Caldwell, Donald

Undaunted Valor: The Men of Mukden
    Zimbler, Sheldon
     (Story of Manchurian POWs.)

Videos:

Ghosts of Bataan - Winnercomm Inc. - 2005 -  (Many of the POW photos in this documentary are of members of the 192nd Tank Battalion.)

In the Hands of the Enemy - (A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion) - Exploration Films.com

The Great Raid - 2005 - Miramax Films

The Harrodsburg Tankers: A Time for Courage .... A Time for Heroes
 - Kentucky National Guard - 2008

The Tragedy of Bataan - 2011 - PBS Home Video


World War II in the South Pacific:

The Ghost Mountain Boys
- 2 October 2007
    Campbell, James
        (The experience of the 32nd Division which was made up of National Guardsmen from
           Michigan and Wisconsin)

Rolling Thunder Against the Rising Sun - 2008
    Salecker, Gene Eric - 2008  (Bataan Commemorative Research Project listed in bibliography)


World War II   

The Infantry's Armor: The U.S. Army's Separate Tank Battalions in World War II

   Yeide, Harry  - 2010  (Bataan Commemorative Research Project listed in bibliography)

When Our Mothers Went to War - September 2008
    Regis, Margaret

 

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