Category: Corregidor Special

This sub category is for items that are special, note worthy and do not fit into another sub group.

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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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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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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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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The Corregidor Railway, Trolley or Tram System

Ze021. Corregidor Trolley, from, Paul Whitman A poor picture of a car leaving the Malinta tunnel. The picture’s caption describes it as “Car 66 leaving Malinta tunnel between Monkey Point and Bottomside – 1934-36.” Note the single track. The currently restored portion of the main Malinta tunnel has two tracks, and suggests that the […]

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First Flag Raised 1945 on Corregidor, 74th Anniversary

Ze001. We hired a Sun Cruises vehicle for 400 peso and dropped off here, Topside on Corregidor at the Rock Force Monument. For many years we have visited Corregidor on the 16th Feb. and observe the Anniversary of the 503d Paratroopers raising the 48 Star US Flag under fire on the west end of the […]

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Corregidor Treasures

Zc274.T/Sgt. Harrison T. Martin of San Francisco, Calif., one of the divers detailed to recover millions (17-unreadable) of pesos from Manila Bay, is on board a salvage ship on the 2nd Nov 1945. He is looking at the silver recovered so far. Signal Corps Photo from Yank (S/Sgt. Ed Wergeles}. This photo was sent to […]

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