Philippine Islands WWII History and Island Hopping Tour
~ To coincide with the Great Raid of Cabanatuan Anniversary ~
Dates: January 24th to February 2nd, 2013
HOST: Edna Bautista Binkowski, author of the book:
CODE NAME HIGH POCKETS (the story of Claire Phillips, an American Matahari and the resistance during WWII in P.I.). Edna will narrate the beginning and end of the war, from the battle of Bataan up to liberation time, as she takes you to northern part of Luzon Island. Touch history and enjoy the beautiful blue waters of the Hundred Islands of Pangasinan, in Lingayen Gulf where Hmma’s 14th Army had landed,
and where Gen. Krueger’s 6th Army also landed to retake the Luzon Island.
Jan. 24 Thu Arrive Manila (NAIA) Transfer in to hotel
Jan. 25 Fri Manila – Clark
Stop at Santo Tomas University, formerly internment camp. Know details of Dec. 8 bombing of Phils.
Stop at San Fernando Train Station, and Clark museum.
Jan. 26 Sat Clark-Bataan-Subic-Clark
Visit Mt. Samat Shrine and Museum, Battle Tuol Pockets marker, Nurses Marker, General King Marker,
starts of Death March in Bagac and Mariveles, and Hell Ship memorial in Subic. Back to Clark
Jan. 27 Sun Clark-Capas-Pangasinan
Visit the former Camp O’Donnell POW camp, the hell hole, and see the BOX CAR.
Jan. 28 Mon Hundred Islands of Pangasinan
Enjoy the island hopping tour and picnic, snorkeling or scuba diving in this awesome place.
Jan. 29 Tue Pangasinan – Cabanatuan
Visit the Lingayen Veterans Park where an American fighter plane, a tank, and machine guns still stand.
Learn about Capt. Collin Kelly, Buzz Wagner, Ed Dyess, Hank Thorne, and Gen. Krueger’s 6th Army.
Jan. 30 Wed Cabanatuan – Manila
Visit the Cabanatuan Memorial, former POW prison camp. Learn about the POWs rescue, the role of the underground
that smuggled aid, money, and medicine for the sickly POWs. Return to Manila.
Jan. 31 Thu Manila City Tour
Visit Intramuros, Fort Santiago, American Cemetery and Ayala Museum. Cultural show. Hear Edna sing.
Feb. 1 Fri Corregidor Day Tour
Feb. 2 Fri Take your onward flight
Contact: Edna Binkowski at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Linda Dahl at email@example.com