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

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This is a detailed report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor. Corregidor.org. posted the source and this is the URL, click here!

The report (PDF file) posted in Corregidor.org. has 82 thumbnail page numbers. Like in every PDF file, thumbnail page numbers are provided on the left side column.

Zf200. Thumbnail Page # 37 is an editor’s note from the U.S. military translators. It explains that the Japanese Unit which wrote this report was wiped on Saipan, which unit it was and in what organization it fought during the Siege of Corregidor. 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

In the report, put together by the U.S military translators, are duplications, blank pages or other pages of little interest and I will not present them graphically here. Note from Karl: this report was generated by one unit and it is numbered #30, so perhaps many other reports exist from other units.

This great find was provided to Corregidor.org. by the authors team of the book: Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt. In our Corregidor forum we have a page on this book and the authors, click here!

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At the end of the report are 5 graphs of the amphibious assault boat formation and the attack plans.  I will start posting them first. They are very interesting to me because I was an assault boat coxswain on my first ship, the USS Belle Grove LSD-2 1960 to 1964.

Zf201. The Japanese Amphibious Assault Plan to attack Corregidor, Fort Mills, on “D-Day” the 5th of May. The Japanese called it “X-Day”. 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

Zf202. The Japanese Amphibious Assault Plan to attack Corregidor, Fort Mills, on “D-Day+1” the 6th of May 1942. The Japanese called it “X-Day+1”. As history tells us, this assault was not necessary because General Wainwright surrendered Corregidor on this day. 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

Zf203. The Japanese 3rd Amphibious Combat Unit’s course of action at the mouth of Manila Bay on “D-Day” the 5th of May 1942 (off Limbones Island). The Japanese called it “X-Day”. 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

Zf204. The Japanese 3rd Amphibious Combat Unit’s course of action at the mouth of Manila Bay on “D-Day+2” the 7th of May  1942 against Carabao (Fort Frank) and Fraile (Fort Drum) Islands. 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

Zf205. Japanese amphibious assault boat formation, very similar we organized our assault boat formation during my time in the Navy, the 1960. 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

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This is the 2nd segment of posting image copies of the report, Assault on Corregidor, Japanese Report, #30. It seems the report is two times in the above source. I chose the first one which has less editing. This first one has about 31 PDF pages. This 2nd segment copies 12 PDF pages, #5 to #16. This unit starts in the former U.S Naval Station Olongapo, at pier 2 there and it conducts training in the bay of Subic Bay. It then moves to Nasugbu, its combat start-off point, click here:

These documents 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. They are sharing it with us!

Zf206. This is PDF page #5 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf207. This is PDF page #6 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf208. This is PDF page #7 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf209. This is PDF page #8 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf210. This is PDF page #9 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf211. This is PDF page #10 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf212. This is PDF page #11 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf213. This is PDF page #12 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf214. This is PDF page #13 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf215. This is PDF page #14 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf216. This is PDF page #15 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf217. This is PDF page #16 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

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This is the 3rd segment of posting image copies of the report, Assault on Corregidor, Japanese Report, #30. It seems the report is two times in the above source. I chose the first one which has less editing. This first one has about 31 PDF pages. This 3rd segment copies 9 PDF pages, # 17 to # 26 PDF, page # 23 is omitted because it is a duplicate of page #22. This report includes the conclusion of the combat report, suggestion on the Corregidor assault, lists of units and personnel, the count of Allied POWs and their transportation to Nasugbu. Col. Napoleon Boudreau (they misspelled his name) who was Chester Britt’s original commander on Fort Wint is mentioned.  Also this segment includes lists of ammunition expanded etc.

These documents 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. They are sharing it with us! Click for their forum page here:

Zf218. This is PDF page # 17 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf219. This is PDF page # 18 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf220. This is PDF page # 19 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf221. This is PDF page # 20 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf222. This is PDF page # 21 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf223. This is PDF page # 22 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf224. This is PDF page # 24 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf225. This is PDF page # 25 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf226. This is PDF page # 26 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

The link for the above source is linked here again, click here:

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This is the 4th and last segment of posting image copies of the report, Assault on Corregidor, Japanese Report, #30. It seems the report is two times in the above source. I chose the first one which has less editing. This first one has about 31 PDF pages. This 4th segment copies 10 PDF pages, # 27 to # 36 .This report the appendixes, mostly the orders from higher positions in the chain of command.

These documents 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. They are sharing it with us! Click for their forum page here:

Zf228. This is PDF page # 27 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf229. This is PDF page # 28 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf230. This is PDF page # 29 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf231. This is PDF page # 30 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf232. This is PDF page # 31 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf233. This is PDF page # 32 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf234. This is PDF page # 33 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf235. This is PDF page # 34 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf236. This is PDF page # 35 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

Zf237. This is PDF page # 36 in the above source, Detailed Report of the Japanese Assault on Corregidor.

The link for the above source is linked here again, click here:

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