"The Most Impossible Mission Of World War II": How 12 Men Escaped An Escape-Proof Prison

Oct 9, 2014

John Lukacs
Credit John D. Lukacs

Nearly 70 years after World War II, a little known story of war-time heroism is surfacing. The book “Escape from Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War” and the documentary film “4-4-43” tell the story of ten American soldiers and two Filipino convicts who escaped a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines. Author and filmmaker John Lukacs is embarking on an eight-stop tour of Wyoming, organized by the Wyoming Humanities Council, to screen the film and tell the story. Lukacs spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.