The island was part of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command.
Morrill’s log of that epic journey is now resting in Norfolk, VA, at the MacMem. Zf190. Since opening in 1964, the MacArthur Memorial has drawn millions of visitors to Norfolk, Virginia. The museum welcomed its 1-millionth visitor in 1967, its 2-millionth visitor in 1973, its 3-millionth visitor in 1983, and its 4-millionth visitor in 1998. […]Read More
Zf189. I just learned that the book:”South From Corregidor” by Lt. Cmdr. John Morrill is available as a Facebook permalink, as a pdf file, uploaded by: Steve Gibson into the Facebook group: WWII in the Philippines and this is the link!. https://www.facebook.com/groups/WW2Philippines/permalink/1494724940861493Read More
Zf178. Standing from left to right are E. Watkins, L. Bercier, B. Richardson, R. Rankin, R. Newquist, Watertender First Class Jack Forest Meeker, Jr., USN (Awarded the Silver Star); J. Stringer, Chief Machinist’s Mate Charles Ernest Weinmann, USN (Awarded the Silver Star) and H. Haley. Kneeling left to right are G. Swisher, R. Clarke, Chief Watertender Nicholas George Cucinello, USN (Awarded the Silver Star); G. Head, LCDR John Henry Morrill, USN (Awarded the Navy Cross); Gunner Donald C. Taylor, USN (Awarded the Navy Cross); Chief Machinist’s Mate James Howard Steele, USN (Awarded the Silver Star); P. Binkley, and E. Wolslegel.
Two weeks later, 13 of the men were back in the Pacific, fighting the Japanese from the destroyers of Commander Squadron 4. Morrill, Gunner Taylor, and the remaining three men were transferred to duty stations in the United States. Binkley was killed in action, and another crewman died before the war ended. Fourteen of the crew retired with 20 or more years in the
Photo from the January 1986 edition of All Hands magazine
This picture was copied from the Navy All Hands Magazine Jan. 1986 edition.
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 […]Read More
Zf187. c. 1933-1934 French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A Loening OL-8 observation aircraft from Utility Squadron SIX (VJ 6) prepares to hook on to Quail’s crane Photo courtesy of the National Naval Aviation Museum. This picture was copied from the above link to the USS Quail AM-15 Navy source webpage.Read More