World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Three Who Came Back

The three U.S. airmen ate whatever they could find — caterpillars, grubs, toads, snakes, lizards. Resourceful, they grew some of their own food by planting small gardens of taro and kaukau (something like yams). When they could, they killed game like cassowary or ratite bird, but meat was a rarity. Once they found some canned salmon that had washed ashore from a sunken Jap supply ship. For ten long, horrifying months they fought sickness and hid from Japs in New Britain's jungle. Last week the world learned that by sheerest luck they...

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