Category: Corregidor Island, Fort Mills

Corregidor is a place of HISTORY, important both for the Philippines and the United States of America. It was a great American Fort (Fort Mills) and played a key role in WWII. It was a battle field in the loss of the Philippines in 1942 and a great battle of liberation took place here in 1945! I love history and visited this island many times.

Corregidor Miscellaneous Album #1

Zf348. This picture must be a Corregidor defense position, a concrete trench. The picture description says it is a Marine Shore Defense Position on Bataan. But the description says that Corregidor surrendered today with the date 5-6-42. See the next images with more details. The photo is credited as an official U.S. Marine Corps Photo […]

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Assault on Corregidor, Japanese Report, #30

Zf199. Japanese Report #30, the cover page, available in Corregidor.org.  This picture came from Japanese archives found by the authors’ team of the book: Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt   ————————————– This is a detailed report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor. Corregidor.org. posted the source and this […]

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Escape from Corregidor in WWII

Zf177. The Commanding Officer of the USS Quail with 17 of his men executed this legendary escape from Corregidor to Australia in May-June 1942. As a retired US Navy Sailor and a student of WWII and resident near Corregidor, this story has fascinated me. So, this is a collection of images and information available in […]

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Fourth Day, First Flag Anniversary 2021-02-16, the 76th on Corregidor Island.

Zf001. I started walking from MacArthur Café to the Engineering Ravine. I came by here and noticed all the trolleys are left on the island by Sun Cruises Inc. They apparently belong to the Corregidor Foundation Inc (CFI) now. Not a good picture but the story is that the trolleys are still here and are […]

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Return to Corregidor by a Red Cross Man

Zd831. Fort Mills, Manila Bay Harbor Defense Fort on Corregidor Island recaptured, liberated from the Japanese Occupier from a book by the Red Cross Field Director for the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team. ————————————— This is a book put into a PDF file, by the US Army Author: Harold Templeman Abstract: Templeman was the American […]

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WWII, Philippines, from CDSG Friends, #01

– Zd102. Flickr 001. SC 118548 Men of Battery “E” 91st C.A. loading 10 Inch shells, this image was received from the Phil. Dept. 11 Jan. 1941. This must be Battery Grubbs, and Philippine Scouts in Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. Another 10 Inch battery was in Fort Wint, on Grande Island […]

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Corregidor visit with Bill & Scott, 2006-01-20

– Zo923. One of the Senior Officer Quarters, Topside on Corregidor, Fort Mills which was used by one of the parachute companies as a head quarter when recapturing Corregidor from the Japanese on the 16th Feb. 1945. ——————————————– Album Description: The purpose was to show my friends Bill Loudermilk and Scott Simms, the famous island […]

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Gen. Wainwright images and news clippings.

– Zo770. 1945-8-30 Lt Gen Jonathan M Wainwright in Manila with Gen Walter Krueger. This is one of 7 images of Gen. Wainwright, found and provided by John Duresky for his research for a book on Army Lt Chester K Britt. —————————————————————- These pictures are from Mr. John Duresky. He and his friend, Lt Col […]

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Col. W. Massello, Battery Way, Corregidor Siege

Zo703. Lt. Col. William Massello is honored by Mayor G. Edward Bradley in Sommerville, Mass., as a survivor of the Corregidor Siege in 1942 and being on a Hell Ship, and POW in Japan. The Boston Sunday Globe got it completely wrong! The Allied personnel on Corregidor, ordered to surrender, DID NOT PARTICIPATE in the […]

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Corregidor late 1945

Zo599. A view of the “Mile Long Barracks” from the Lighthouse and across the Officer Quarters. The Officer Quarter had to give way to the present Pacific War Memorial which is located here now. GIs then and GIs now, like me, like to go up the lighthouse and enjoy the view. —————————– This is an […]

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