Media Category: Guns, gun batteries

Zo722

Zo722

Zo722. On my visit to Corregidor, the 7th Nov. 2016 with some Marine Friends, we noticed the Kwiecinski Couple was honored by three organizations; the couple had intimate relations with. The Kwiecinski couple resided on Corregidor approximately from 2008 to 2015. The Corregidor Foundation INC. (CFI); Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (AMSHAM PHILS.); Sun Cruises INC (SCI). A plaque was placed under the plaque that honored Steve Kwiecinski’ father who manned the last firing mortar at Battery Way on the 6th of May 1942.

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Zo721

Zo721

Zo721.The Kwiecinski family had a good readable image of the plaque at Battery Way dedicated to Walter Kwiecinski. He and his crew served on the last gun, still able to be fired, at Battery Way, Corregidor Island, in the former Fort Mills. This plaque tells the rest of the story.
Steve and Marcia Kwiecinski send the god copy of the plaque and these other two images. Thank you very much!

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Zo720

Zo720

Zo720. This picture is from the blog of the Kwiecinski couple. When they lived on Corregidor Island, the ex-Fort Mills, they published a new page every two weeks or so. Now that they returned to the USA no new pages have been published but all the previous pages are available at this URL or click here:

steveandmarciaontherock.blogspot.com/

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Zo719

Zo719

Zo719. One of the two present main plaques at Battery Way on Corregidor, the ex-Fort Mills of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command, this plaque is dedicated to Col. William (Wild Bill) Massello.

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Zo718

Zo718

Zo718. One of the two present main plaques at Battery Way on Corregidor, the ex-Fort Mills of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command, this is the Battery Way story.

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Zo723

Zo723

Zo723. HONOR, COURAGE, FAITH: A Corregidor Story
The story of a son tracing his father’s footsteps and discovering a true and inspirational story of courage, faith, and patriotism in the days of Bataan, Corregidor, and Japanese POW camps in WWII.
“I find Honor, Courage, Faith: A Corregidor Story very well written, flowing well. In Part 1, the author does a first-rate job of intertwining his own travel diary with his father’s personal accounts. The items in Parts 2 and 3 add a great deal to the story and it was really exciting to learn that the author actually got to meet two men from his dad’s battery. Their comments clarify some of the questions raised and unanswered in Part 1. This is a very fine account of a hero and a son’s love for his father, and is a must-read for those who want to know more about Corregidor. It gives the reader a more personal view of the war experience, and brings the siege and ensuing captivity to life.”

– RICO JOSE, History Professor, University of the Philippines

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Zo716

Zo716

Zo716. This is one of 10 images or items at the Col. William (Wild Bill) Massello Memorial at Fort Bliss in El Paso TX. US Army Capt. William Massello, his brief about his combat service in the Battle of Bataan and the Corregidor Siege, he was advanced to Major during this time. A lot more personal information can be obtained in the links provided at the end of this album. This image was provided by John Duresky.

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Zo715

Zo715

Zo715. This is one of 10 images or items at the Col. William (Wild Bill) Massello Memorial at Fort Bliss in El Paso TX. Two historical papers of Army Officer William Massello, perhaps he is the speaker at a West Point Society Luncheon 13th Sep 1994. This image was provided by John Duresky.

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Zo714

Zo714

Zo714. This is one of 10 images or items at the Col. William (Wild Bill) Massello Memorial at Fort Bliss in El Paso TX. Army Officer William Massello is given or participates at the Homecoming Parade in Somerville, Mass in 1945. This image was provided by John Duresky.

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Zo713

Zo713

Zo713. This is one of 10 images or items at the Col. William (Wild Bill) Massello Memorial at Fort Bliss in El Paso TX. Army Officer William Massello participates at a POW course in Ft. Riley, Kansas in July 1946, he is circled in this picture. This image was provided by John Duresky.

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