Media Category: Tunnels

Zd151

Zd151

Zd151. Flickr 028. SWPA-Sig C-45-13571. In (maybe April) 1942; SC-264144. Finance Lateral, Malinta Hill Tunnel, on Corregidor Island, P.I. L. to R.: Lt. Col. Roy E. M…fish and Maj. Dwight E. Gard.

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Zd154

Zd154

Zd154. Flickr 031. Rg111 box 543026. This is a very rare picture of some of the Malinta Hill west side on Corregidor Island showing the Navy Tunnels. It is a captured photo, found in the Japanese side and we can assume it is from 1942. It shows the entrance of three of the Navy 5 tunnel entrances in Malinta Hill. All these three entrances are buried now from landslides. Two more Navy Tunnel entrances are further to the right in a ravine, not too far, and are accessible now; one is difficult to get into now though. I believe we have this picture, or a very similar one, already somewhere in the Corregidor Forum, click here:

https://corregidor.proboards.com

But this picture is available now in high resolution in this Flickr album, download it, click here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/44567569@N00/albums/72157715996849736

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Zo592

Zo592

Zo592. Five stone plaques with quotes by the President, were part of this President Quezon Memorial, outside the Malinta Tunnel North Hospital entrance. The plaques were moved also; this is one of them.

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Zo591

Zo591

Zo591. The small plaza, the little flat area outside the North Hospital entrance, “Facing the outlet, directly ahead, another hill sheered up precipitously”. This was a quote from Amea Willoughby’s book.
Up to 2005 existed a President Quezon Memorial here. One of these days I will start a page for him in this forum. His stature was moved to Filipino Heroes Memorial, maybe in that year.

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Zo590

Zo590

Zo590. Convalescents and wounded Corregidor Defenders relaxing outside the Malinta Tunnel Hospital North-Entrance on the 13th April 1942. Photo from John Moffittt, aka fots2 in the Corregidor.proboard.org forum.
John added the picture and this sentence, also in the above forum page #4
“Phantom. A photo to go with your text. Here is a look at the little flat area outside the North Hospital entrance taken April 13th, 1942”.

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Zo411

Zo411

Zo411. The North Entrance to the Malinta Hill Tunnel. This is a Feb. 2006 image, it is graced with the picture of “Phantom” (Corregidor Forum Fame), Tom Aring a former Pease Corps Volunteer. He visited Corregidor often and that is where we met many times. He died from a road accident in 2015 and by his wishes the family put his ashes to rest near the Eternal Flame, Topside on Corregidor in Feb. 2016. He was a dear friend, I miss him.

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Zo410

Zo410

Zo410. North Entrance to the Malinta Hill Tunnel from the inside. This picture was shot in Feb. 2004

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Zo409

Zo409

Zo409. This is a Jan 7th 2005 image of the North Entrance of the Malinta Hill Tunnel leading to the so-called 1000 Bed underground hospital, part of the Malinta Hill Tunnel. The President Memorial of President Quezon was located here until about 2005 or 2006.

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Zo416

Zo416

Zo416. Only a few yards down the road from the North Entrance to the Malinta Hill Tunnel is this small tunnel, though big enough for a small caliber field artillery gun. I suspect this one was built by the Japanese invaders.

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Zo415

Zo415

Zo215. A photo of the repainted U.S. Army Engineering Icon over the North Entrance to the Malinta Hill Tunnel shot in about 2009 by John Moffitt (aka fots2). It is the first picture in his famous thread: “The Malinta Tunnel”. https://corregidor.proboards.com/thread/1357/malinta-tunnel

His lead paragraph said this about the construction of the Malinta Hill Tunnel.

Inaccurate history has become accepted history! I have learned that absolutely no construction took place during this period. For this project, not a single rock was disturbed on Malinta Hill. The correct period starts later in 1932 and continues in several phases up to and including wartime.

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