Books: By Guess & By God

THEY WERE EXPENDABLE—W. L White —Harcourt, Brace ($2).

This book is a personal report by participants about the naval war which U.S. PT-boats waged against the Japanese navy while U.S. troops still held Bataan.

The young men who told it to veteran War Correspondent Bill White, son of the famous editor, were four officers of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, almost the last active remnants of the crew that brought General Douglas MacArthur safely out of the Philippines.

"If possible, when I get to Melbourne I'll get you and your key men out," MacArthur promised Squadron Leader Bulkeley. The men remembered the promise without...

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