|Parent||Navy Rescues 1200 Allied Prisoners Held on Formosa News Article|
|Collection||C.W.J. Phelps Collection|
|Folder||First Phelps Scrap Book|
|Repository||University of Virginia Law Library|
Navy Rescues 1200 Allied Prisoners Held on Formosa The Navy yesterday disclosed details of the rescue of 1200 Allied military personnel on Formosa by a small naval task force. The rescue took place September 6. Almost all were ill, and one prisoner said that in another month there would have been very few left alive. Soldiers, sailors and airmen of American, British, Dutch and Chinese services were taken to Manila. The evacuees had beri-beri and dystenery, pellagra, malaria and tuberculosis.