Just sat through yet another TV documentary on D-Day, and it reminded me of an article I'd added to my Battle Of Manila website several years back, and which is as timely a read today as it was then. It's by John D. Lukacs, author of the book "Escape From Davao."
Some might find this short article not to taste, but I don't. It says what needs to be said, which was the reason I published it in the first place. Time and again I have encountered veterans reluctant to talk or write about their time in the Pacific. It's not their fault.
Post by rickthelibrarian on Jun 14, 2021 21:39:41 GMT 8
I read it on Facebook and, while I disagreed in certain parts, I agreed with EXO that in most respects in was spot on. I thought the part especially good that mentioned that there were several "Omaha Beaches" in the Pacific, Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Peleliu, for example(s).
BLussier: I am the niece of Pvt. Robert D. Turner 13030357 listed as MIA on Corregidor. Still working with DPAA on Robert’s case. In the first entry on thread you mention a report and give info from Col. (Chaplain) Boerman that references cremating bodies in tunnel
Mar 6, 2021 10:58:01 GMT 8
BLussier: Is it possible to get a copy of that report? DPAA analyst never heard this before. I read the same info in a book. It was reported by a doc in the tunnel. Unfortunately I did not write the book title/ author info so can not use that info as evidence this
Mar 6, 2021 11:02:20 GMT 8
BLussier: is what could have happened to Robert’s body. Thank you! Bobbye (Turner) Lussier
Mar 6, 2021 11:04:28 GMT 8
raycoinhound: I sugest all members read this one!!!Fowlerville news and views 11/08/20 page 15.. The article shows Andy age 99 My mother Jackie age 95 and me in the middle age 68> . Andy saw all the paratroopers jump off his distroyer which shelled Corregdor in Feb 1945
Apr 20, 2021 12:06:19 GMT 8
raycoinhound: all members you better read this one.Fowlerville news & Views 11/08/20pg 15. Andy saw the 503 jump into battle on Corregidor. His Distroyer shelled the island and as soon as they stopped down came the 503rd!Andy is 99, my mother 95 and me 68.I take him out
Apr 20, 2021 12:09:58 GMT 8
raven316: Which tin can, my dad was on the USS Crosby, APD 17
Apr 21, 2021 1:55:19 GMT 8