They fought with what they had

This is an excelent historical account by  Walter D. Edmonds which describes the history of the US Air Forces in the Philippines and Java in the last days of 1941 and 1942.  Eight pages describe the desperate escape of the ground troops with Abbekerk and are displayed here.
But I can really recommend to everybody reading the whole story of this very unknown part of WWII.

To download the whole story from the Air Force Historical Studies Office: click here,
Or ready the pages about Abbekerk:
(I was unable to get the text from the pdf so I put them in as pictures which may take a while to load.)

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