National Geographic : 1946 Jun
718 The National Geographic Magazine I U. S. Navy, Oflicial Navy Rescuers at Omori Prison Camp "Met a Sight That Brought Tears to Our Eyes" "Prisoners danced, cheered, and cried on the shore," the task force commander related. "Hundreds, unable to wait, swam to meet us. It was hard to avoid colliding with them." Captives were forced to live on rice and grass and to bow to their guards. Their camp was described as a "hellhole, worse than a pig farm." One of the 500 survivors was Maj. Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, Marine Corps air ace. Last August these Netherlanders, Americans, and Britons waved their countries' flags as Navy food arrived at their island camp near Tokyo.