This is a group that I have had for a number of years but had not shown to many people. I thought today we be a good day to share it with the forum members. It is a poignant, sad story but in the end a story of survival. It is the story of Jack L. Bishop. Jack hailed from a small town in Kentucky. He had only been out of Navy basic for about 2 years or so before going to the Philippines where he became a crew member on the Minesweeper USS Quail AM-15. He and some of his mates would later become fighting infantry on Corregidor while another 18 crew members managed an almost unbelievable escape to Australia in an open motor launch. The Quail was used to sweep a channel south of Corregidor during the fighting and was later scuttled in early May of 1942 to avoid capture by the Japanese. Here is a bit of his story, There is much paperwork and articles in the group but these should tell the story. The first photo really drives home how young most of the soldiers and sailors were. I will try to keep the photos in a sort of chronology. enjoy.