War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause
About This Episode
War Journal: The Incredible WWII Escape of Major Damon "Rocky" Gause tells the true story of one of the most impossible escapes in World War II. American airman Damon "Rocky" Gause escaped a prison camp on the Bataan Peninsula in 1942, swam to nearby Corregidor Island, and then sailed with U.S. serviceman William Lloyd Osborne in a leaky 20-foot fishing boat from the Philippines to Australia. Fifty-two days and 3,200 miles later, the two Americans reached freedom.
Filmed in Bataan, Corregidor, and in Manila, the documentary is narrated by Chandler Massey with Kyle Chandler providing the voice of Rocky Gause and Tom Kane voicing William Lloyd Osborne. Using the journals of Gause and Osborne, archival footage and photos, and interviews with Gause's relatives and Army associates, War Journal chronicles the unimaginable tale of two American servicemen who survived one of the deadliest conflicts in World War II.