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SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 1945 IS DAY 10 OF THE CORREGIDOR OPERATION, D+9.

 

PERIODIC REPORT NO 10 ,  REGIMENTAL S-3 JOURNAL,  MESSAGE LOG EXTRACT, HHQ JOURNAL  &  D & E COMPANY HISTORY

TIME LOCALITY UNIT OCCURRENCE, INCIDENT, OR MESSAGE ACTION
   
am     Mail Drop  
         
   

1st Bn

 

Just before sunrise, a .50 cal MG gun crew from Battery D ambushed 14 enemy infiltrators.

 
 
   

C Co

 

Attack Water Tank Hill after a preliminary softening up by mortars, artillery fire and naval fire;

 
 
    D Co

Rest and reserve at the rear of the Bn CP. No enemy activity. (S-3, P.R. No.11)

Contrast this with S-3 Report of D Co mission down near Wheeler Pt, which suffered two KIA (or four KIA depending upon sources.) (S-3, P.R. No.10)

 
    E Co

One patrol from 3d Platoon to James Ravine - No enemy activity (S-3, P.R. No.11)

 
 
  Infantry Pt. G Co Poor communications between commands resulted in a "G" Company trooper to the east of Infantry Point unintentionally killing an "H" Company trooper as the latter rounded a projecting precipice of Infantry Point at water's edge. (Guthrie)  
  Artillery Pt. H Co

Osmand Reagan died on February 25, 1945. We were cleaning out or sealing caves near Artillery Point. As we moved along the beach we came to an area where the cliff edge was very close to the water. Osmond stepped around the cliff’s edge near the water line. He was shot through the head as he rounded the projection.  (Mullaney)

 
     

The evening perimeter extends nearly 1000 yards from where it had been this morning, and runs from Cavalry Point on the north shore to he southeast, just to the south shore at Monkey Point, a distance of slightly over 700 yards across. (Guthrie at p. 211)

 
     

Large numbers of Japanese attempt to use the fading light to swim towards Bataan a nd Caballo. Those who fail to accept the invitation to surrender are dealt with by a patrolling destroyer, PT Boats, LCM's of the 592d RB&SR, and strafing aircraft.

 
     

The patrolling Destroyer observes numbers of Japanese ("well over a hundred") seeking refuge in the old Navy Intercept Tunnel.

 
 
   

 

 

NIGHT OF 25/26 FEBRUARY

TIME LOCALITY UNIT OCCURRENCE, INCIDENT, OR MESSAGE ACTION
         
    2d Bn The enemy contented himself with harassing fie from knee mortars and small arms. (S-3 P. R.  No.11)  
    HHQ Aside from Navy weapons firing, it was a quiet night.  (HHQ Co Journal)