The Flying Column Writing Project is interviewing veterans. These are the final few minutes of WWII veteran time when we are able to do interview with veterans.Please send your questions. What do you want to know? Ask.What questions would pop into your mind the moment the last Flying Column veteran has passed on, and no one will ever know the answer to?
We have a few more years work before we will publish this documentary of the lives of the men of MacArthur’s Flying Column who went to liberate the thousands of internees and POWs at SantoTomas, in Manila, including the Army nurses known as the Angels of Bataan and Corregidor. Writers have taken up to eight years to research a topic like this, and we are in the ballpark comparing time / information and that to writing. The working title is: the Flying Column Writing Project and the authors are Walter Landry, Lt Col, USA, ret., Richard Seron, J. D. and I.Col Landry is our founder and military advisor. (He is the highest ranking survivor of the Flying Column and he states that he was a soldier doing his job and that does not include being a hero; the heroes were the men of the Flying Column.) He wants to honor his personal heroes, the men of the Flying Column. The Colonel and Richard commenced upon the Flying Column Writing Project two years before I was asked to join with them. Col Landry had been the Captain of G Trp, (2nd Sqdn of the) 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Col Haskett L. Conner commanding, with the 44th Tank Battalion attached, the second serial of the Flying Column, thefirst to enter Manila and Santo Tomas. G Trp was told they were going ahead of the Second Serial to find the way and although they were not “recon” – that is the job they did for the Serial.
Please contact us with stories of the Flying Column, the liberation of Santo Tomas Internment Camp, the battle for Manila, and stories of the Filipino guerrillas.
Best Regards, Sue
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