This drawing By Col. Malcom V. Fortier depicts POW life in the camp at Tarlec, Philippine Islands.


POWs are beaten at Cabanatuan POW Camp in the Philippine Islands after escaping and being recaptured.  This torture was known as "crucifixion."  The other POWs were expected to defecate on the men or they too would be beaten.  Those subjected to this torture usually died in three days.  

The POWs believed to be represented in this drawing were Lt. Col. Lloyd W. Biggs, Lt. Col. Howard E. C. Breitung, and Lt. Roy Gilbert.

Courtesy of Jim Bashleben


This drawing from the September 3, 1943 issue of the Chicago Tribune shows the POWs of Bataan wasting away in a POW Camp.


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