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Miss U: Angel of the Underground

Miss U: Angel of the Underground
Author
: Margaret Utinsky
Publisher
: Durian Press
Pages
: 192
Category
: Non Fiction : General
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Miss U, first published in 1948, is the autobiographical account of Margaret Utinsky's experiences in the Philippines during the Second World War.

In addition to her work as a nurse caring for wounded soldiers, Utinsky was instrumental in setting up an underground network to smuggle food, medicine, and money to Allied prisoners-of-war held at Camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan (many of whom were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March).

Her code-name in the network was "Miss U."

However, she was eventually captured by the Japanese and subjected to 32 days of imprisonment and torture at Fort Santiago in Manila.

Following her release, and after six weeks in a hospital for treatment of her injuries, she left Manila and returned to the Bataan Peninsula, again serving as a nurse to guerrilla fighters.

After American forces regained the Philippines, Utinsky was attached to the U.S. Army's Counter Intelligence Corps to help identify collaborators and those involved in the torture of prisoners.

With the end of the war, she returned to the United States, and was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1946.

Margaret Elizabeth Doolin Utinsky (August 26, 1900 – August 30, 1970) was an American nurse who worked with the Filipino resistance movement to provide medicine, food, and other items to aid Allied prisoners of war in the Philippines during World War II. She was recognized in 1946 with the Medal of Freedom for her actions.


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