[ US /bəˈtɑn/ ]
  1. the peninsula and island in the Philippines where Japanese forces besieged American forces in World War II; United States forces surrendered in 1942 and recaptured the area in 1945
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  • The drunken spree lasted for years after the conflict and I allowed the feeling of our national invincibility to pervade me (to such an extent that our defeats in Bataan, Corregidor and Pearl Harbor became "just a fluke"). Dr. Paul Ashton
  • Innovation, an unofficial principle of logistics, was applied successfully by Bataan quartermasters.
  • Stationed in Bataan in the Philippines at the beginning of World War II they are separated by the impending Japanese invasion, with Evelyn going home to the United States and Frank staying to fight. Dusk Before the Dawn » 2007 » April
  • Many supplies and much equipment necessary to support the defense of Bataan were lost at forward supply depots, military installations, or the Manila area.
  • While people trapped in the Convention Center had no water and those in the Superdome were rationed to a pint a day, the USS Bataan waited for federal orders just offshore.
  • It seemed somehow pleasant to be back in Bataan among these friendly G. I.'s, and we soon reached the site of #l Sasaki
  • The reason the name Bataan is remembered at all, even among non-WWII-history-buffs, is because of the notorious abuse of US and Filipino POWs there at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army. Hullabaloo
  • One day toward the end of the salvage period in Bataan, the water supply at the camp was put out of business by Filipinos who deliberately smashed our water pump. Sasaki
  • He even said that, though defeated in Bataan and Corregidor, we had been able to delay the Japanese advance to Australia. Sasaki
  • And everyone in the room knows--*knows* that if there *are* no questions, this Bataan Death March can end and you can all go home. Katie's business trip, day 2
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