"We felt insulted we were captured by the Japanese."
Army artillery man John Stensby arrived in the Philippines
in November 1941, just in time for the Japanese invasion. Four months later,
he was out on patrol when orders were given for the surrender of Bataan, but
he wouldn’t give in, eluding the Japanese to fight for one more month.
He hit all the low spots of Japanese captivity: Bilibid and Cabanatuan on the
Philippines, road work on Taiwan, the Yokohama docks, and the coal mines at
Sendai. Throughout his long captivity, he made his twin bywords sabotage and